exfoliation corrosion

exfoliation corrosion

[eks‚fō·lē′ā·shən kə‚rō·zhən]
(metallurgy)
A type of corrosion that progresses parallel to the metal surface in such a manner that underlying layers are gradually separated.
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Visual Assessment of Exfoliation Corrosion Susceptibility of 5XXX Series Aluminum Alloys (ASSET Test) (ASTM G66-99(2005)e1)
During a 7/56-day inspection on an SH-60B aboard USS Reuben James (FFG-57), Petty Officer Sadler prevented a possible mishap when he noticed serious exfoliation corrosion on the hinge bracket of the APU door.
1) While pitting corrosion was observed in filaments, (18,37,40,48) exfoliation corrosion had not been seen in previous studies of filiform corrosion on CrCC AA2024-T3.