Accelerated Short-Term Techniques to Evaluate Corrosion in TiC Reinforced AA6063 Composites


  • S. Saravanan
  • P.Senthil kumar Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.S.R College of Engineering, Tiruchengode-637 215, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • T. Palanisamy Department of Civil Engineering, K.S.R College of Engineering, Tiruchengode-637 215, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • M. Ravichandran Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chendhuran College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukkottai-622507, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • V. Anandakrishnan Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-620 015, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • S. Sankar Semiconductor Materials and Device Laboratory, Department of Semiconductor Science, Dongguk University - Seoul, Seoul 04620, Republic of Korea.
  • A.V. Balan



AA6063-TiC composite, Microstructure, Accelerated Corrosion behavior


AA6063-TiC composites have several weight percentages up to 9 wt. % were fabricated by using stir casting route method. The effects of the weight percentage of TiC particles on the microstructures and corrosion behavior of AA6063-TiC composites were studied. The results revealed that the AA6063-TiC composites exhibited higher density than the AA6063 matrix. The accelerated corrosion tests of AA6063-TiC composites in 3.5 wt. % NaCl aqueous solution at room temperature, the AA6063-TiC composites have better corrosion resistance than the AA6063 matrix. Increasing the weight percentage of the TiC particles to reduces the corrosion rate of the AA6063-TiC composites. In this process corrosion rate of 0.4402 mm/year for AA6063 matrix, 0.3891 mm/year for 3 wt. % , 0.3568 mm/year for 6 wt. % and 0.3062 mm/year for 9 wt. % of TiC particles respectively. The poor corrosion resistance of the composites can be attributed to the galvanic effects between the AA6063 matrix and TiC reinforcement.


Download data is not yet available.


[1]. Surappa, M K. 2003. Aluminium matrix composites challenges and opportunities, Sadhana 28: Parts 1 & 2. 319-334.
[2]. Ravichandran, M. NaveenSait, A. and Anandakrishnan, V. 2014.Al-TiO2-Gr powder metallurgy hybrid composites with cold upset forging. Rare Metals. 33:6, 686-696.
[3]. Herman Pratikno. 2015. Aging treatment to increase the erosion-corrosion resistance of AA6063 alloys for marine application. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science. 14, 41-46.
[4]. Babu Rao, J. Venkatarao, D. Narasimhamurthy, I. and NRMR Bhargava. 2011. Mechanical properties and corrosion behavior of fly ash particles reinforced AA2024 composites. Journal of Composite Materials. 46(12), 1393-1404.
[5]. Ravichandran M and Anandakrishnan V.2016. Hot upsetting studies on sintered (Al-TiO2-Gr) powder metallurgy hybrid composite, Strength of Materials. 3, 135-146.
[6]. Ashok Kumar Srivastava, Karabi Das, and Sandeep Kr. Toor. 2015. Corrosion behavior of TiC reinforced hadfield manganese austenitic steel matrix in-situ composites. Open Journal of Metal. 5, 11-17.
[7]. Ravichandran, M. Manikandan, A.R., Omkumar, M.S. 2016. Investigations on Properties of Al-B4C Composites Synthesized through Powder Metallurgy Route. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 852, 93-97.
[8]. Hosni Ezuber, A El-Houd, and F El-Shawesh. 2008. A study on the corrosion behavior of aluminium alloys in seawater. Materials and Design. 29, 801-805.
[9]. Alaneme, K K. and Bodunrin, M O. 2011. Corrosion behavior of alumina reinforced aluminium (6063) metal matrix composites. Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering. 10(12), 1153-1165.
[10]. Salman, S A. Ichino, R. and Okido, M. 2010. A Comparative electrochemical study of AZ31 and AZ91 magnesium alloys. International Journal of Corrosion. 1-7.
[11]. Budruk Abhijeet, S. Balasubramaniam,R. and Gupta, M. 2008. Corrosion behaviour of Mg-Cu and Mg-Mo composites in 3.5% NaCl. Corrosion Science. 50 (9), 2423-2428.
[12]. Bauri, R. Yadav, D. and Suhas G.2011. Effects of friction stir processing (FSP) on microstructure and properties of Al-TiC in situ composite. Materials Science Engineering. A(05) 528, 4732-4739.
[13]. Leon, C A. Lopez, V H. Bedolla, E and Drew R A L. 2002. Wettability of TiC by commercial aluminium alloys. Journal of Materials Science. 37(16), 3509-3514.
[14]. Kaviya, K. Saravanan, S. Ravichandran, M. and Senthilkumar, P. 2015. Microstructural Analysis of AA6063-5 and 7.5 wt. % TiC Nanocomposites. J.Chem. Pharma. Sci. 11, 39-42.
[15]. ASTM G31-72 (Reapproved 2004): Standard practice for laboratory immersion corrosion testing of metals.
[16]. Liu Zhang sheng, Huang Bo, Shimizu Yoshiaki, Nishimura Toshiyasu, and Matsushima Iwao. 1995. Corrosion resistance of Al-based metal matrix composites. Materials Science Engineering. A198, 113-118.
[17]. Albiter, A. Contreras, A. Salazar, M. Gonzale, and Rodriguez J G. 2006. Corrosion behaviour of aluminium metal matrix composites reinforced with TiC processed by pressureless melt infiltration. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry. 36 (3), 303-308.
[18]. Jerome,S. Ravisankar, B. Pranab, K M. and Natarajan, S. 2010. Synthesis and evaluation of mechanical and high-temperature tribological properties of in-situ Al-TiC composites. Tribology International. 43, 2029-2036.
[19]. Contreras, A. Leon, C A. Drew, R A L. and Bedolla, E. 2003. Wettability and spreading kinetics of Al and Mg on TiC. Scripta Materialia. 48(12), 1625-1630.
[20]. Muscat, D. Shanker, K. and Drew R A L. 1992. Al/TiC composites produced by melt infiltration. Materials Science and Technology. 8(11), 971-976.
[21]. Ananda Murthy, H C. and Somit Kumar Singh. 2015. Influence of TiC particulate reinforcement on the corrosion behaviour of Al6061 metal matrix composites. Advanced Materials Letter. 6(7), 633-640.
[22]. Alodan, M A. and Smyrl, W H. 1998. Detection of localized corrosion of Aluminium alloys using fluorescence microscopy. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 145(5), 1571-1577.




How to Cite

Saravanan, S., kumar, P., Palanisamy, T., Ravichandran, M., Anandakrishnan, V., Sankar, S., & Balan, A. (2017). Accelerated Short-Term Techniques to Evaluate Corrosion in TiC Reinforced AA6063 Composites. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN CHEMISTRY, 13(10), 5905–5913.