Date of Thesis
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Aluminum coatings were applied to 2024-T3 and 7075-T6 aluminum alloys via the Cold Spray process. The coatings were applied to substrateswith various surface preparation and Cold Spray carrier gas combinations. Some samples were coated with an additional sealant with and without a chromate conversion layer. An exhaustive corrosion analysis was then performed which utilized a number of long termand accelerated tests in order to characterize the corrosion protection of the coatings.
Bouffard, Ben, "Corrosion Characteristics And Mechanical Properties Of Aluminum Coatings Applied By The Cold Spray Process" (2011). Master’s Theses. 33.