Wear Resistance of Aluminum Alloy A356 After Thorough Anodic Oxidation

Başyipit A. B., Azakli Z., GÜMRÜK R., Bican O.

METAL SCIENCE AND HEAT TREATMENT, vol.65, no.5-6, pp.379-385, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 5-6
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11041-023-00941-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-385
  • Keywords: aluminum alloy A356, hard anodic oxidation, microstructure, phase composition, roughness, wear resistance
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The efficiency of thorough anodic oxidation of ASTM A356 aluminum alloy as an alternative to painting its surface is studied. Microstructure, phase composition, and microhardness of oxidized layers of various thicknesses (45, 65, 80 and 90 mu m) are determined. Solid particle erosion tests are conducted in accordance with ASTM G76 and MIL STD 3033. It is established that with an increase in oxidized layer thickness aluminum alloy wear resistance is reduced and the surface roughness is reduced.