Finite element modelling of electrokinetic deposition of zinc on mild steel with ZnO-citrus sinensis as nano-additive

Oluseyi O. Ajayi, Olasubomi F. Omowa, Oluwabunmi P. Abioye, Olugbenga A. Omotosho, Esther T. Akinlabi, Stephen A. Akinlabi, Abiodun A. Abioye, Felicia T. Owoeye, Sunday A. Afolalu

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Abstract

The electrokinetic deposition of zinc on mild steel substrate under the influence of ZnO-Citrus sinensis nano-additive was investigated numerically using a Finite Element (FE) solver. The conductivity of the Acid chloride plus ZnO-Citrus sinensis nano-additive electrolyte and the properties of Zinc and mild steel electrodes were used as the input codes for the model. The model was designed on a 3-dimensional scale. The boundary conditions were set and the model was meshed using the finer mesh capability in the FE solver. The model was processed and readings of the modelled zinc deposited mild steel were taken, validated and analysed so as to get the optimum parameters from the deposition process. Based on the results, the deposition mass and thickness increased with deposition time with ZnO-Citrus sinensis nano-additive, it is thus recommended that relatively high deposition time should be used in order to achieve optimum deposition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing 2018
EditorsLaurentiu Nastac, Brian G. Thomas, Koulis Pericleous, Lifeng Zhang, Adrian S. Sabau
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages199-211
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319720586
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Symposium on CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing, 2018 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 11 Mar 201815 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
VolumePart F3
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period11/03/1815/03/18

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Corrosion protection
  • Electrodeposition
  • Finite element
  • Mild steel
  • Nano-additive
  • Nanotechnology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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