Corrosion Behavior of Laser-Welded Ti6Al4V in 3.5%Wt NaCl

P. O. Omoniyi, R. M. Mahamood, N. Arthur, S. Pityana, S. Skhosane, T. C. Jen, E. T. Akinlabi

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Titanium and its alloys, especially Ti6Al4V, have greatly revolutionized the manufacturing industry. Ti6Al4V, the workhorse of industries, has been widely used in the aerospace, automobile, and marine industry due to its outstanding corrosion resistance and good strength-to-weight ratio. This article investigates the corrosion potentials of Ti6Al4V joined using laser welding in 3.5%wt sodium chloride (NaCl) and compares it with an unwelded Ti6Al4V sheet. The samples were characterized using the Tafel curve, open-circuit potential, and scanning electron (SEM) images. Results showed that the unwelded sample exhibited higher corrosion resistance when compared to the laser-welded sample.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Material Science and Engineering - Selected Articles from ICMMPE 2021
EditorsSeyed Sattar Emamian, Mokhtar Awang, Jeeferie Abd Razak, Patrick J. Masset
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789811933066
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event7th International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering, ICMMPE 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 29 Nov 202129 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference7th International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering, ICMMPE 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Corrosion
  • Laser welding
  • Microstructure
  • NaCl
  • Ti6Al4V

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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