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Corrosion of Aluminium - Christian Vargel

Second Edition

ISBN: 978-0-08-099925-8

Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd.

Christian Vargel - Former Engineer at Pechiney, Consulting Engineer on Corrosion of Aluminium
Foreword by Jean-Marc Germain, Chief Executive Officer of Constellium
Translated by Hugh Dunlop, Communications Manager, Federation of European Materials Societies, Former R&D Group Leader of Constellium

Aluminium 's success has been cons1stent for over 100 years. Most recently, at the start of the 21st century, annual consumption of aluminium reached million metric tons; by 2017, that figure had risen to 80 million metric tons. And some are  predicting consumption could reach about 120 million metric tons in 2030.

Corrosion of Aluminium: Second Edition highlights the practical and general aspects of the corrosion of aluminium alloys with many illustrations and references. lt allows the reader who is not very familiar with aluminium to understand the metallurgical, chemical and physical aspects of aluminium alloys.

This second edition is fully updated and revised and expands on the first edition by adding hundreds of pages on new applications , new alloys , new technologies such as friction stir welding , twin roll casting , and new bibliographic references.

The book takes a practitioner approach, based on the expertise gained from the author's 50-year career in aluminium corrosion. This approach is most suitable for assessing the corrosion resistance of aluminium - an assessment which is one of the main conditions for the development of many uses of aluminium, including transport, construction, power transmission and packaging.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive guide to over 100 years o f related study with 2,000 bibliographic references
  • Provides practical applications to the reader across many industries
  • Lists the testing standards
  • Valuable reference for both the beginner and the expert