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Title: Strategies for the replacement of chromic acid anodising for the structural bonding of aluminium alloys
Authors: Critchlow, Gary W.
Yendall, Keith A.
Bahrani, D.
Quinn, A.
Andrews, F.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: CRITCHLOW, G.W. ... et al, 2006. Strategies for the replacement of chromic acid anodising for the structural bonding of aluminium alloys. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 26(6), pp. 419-453
Abstract: The 40/50V Bengough-Stuart chromic acid anodise process is widely used in demanding applications as a prebond treatment. This process has a number of disadvantages and its replacement is the subject of much interest in the aerospace, automotive and defence sectors, amongst others. This paper details a number of modifications to the standard boric-sulphuric acid anodising (BSAA) process specifically to achieve satisfactory structural bond performance. These included: variations in the deoxidiser and anodising parameters, and; the use of a post anodising dip. It has been demonstrated in these studies that there are three possible methods of providing excellent durability using a variation of the standard BSAA process: the use of an electrolytic phosphoric acid deoxidiser (EPAD); a high temperature anodise at 35°C, and; the use of a post anodise phosphoric acid dip (PAD).
Description: This article was published in the journal, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijadhadh
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/807
ISSN: 0143-7496
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