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Mechanical behaviour of black anodic films on 7175 aluminium alloy for space applications

Goueffon, Yann and Mabru, Catherine and Labarrère, Michel and Arurault, Laurent and Tonon, Claire and Guigue, Pascale Mechanical behaviour of black anodic films on 7175 aluminium alloy for space applications. (2010) Metal Finishing, 108 (2). 22-27. ISSN 0026-0576

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0026-0576(10)80037-6


Because of their low outgassing and their thermo-optical properties, black anodized aluminium parts are often used near optical instruments to manage thermal control in space applications. However, critical cases of flaking of the film were observed after simulated thermal ageing. To understand the mechanisms leading to flaking, the influence of the initial porosity of the film on its mechanical behaviour during and after the black anodizing process has been investigated. The decrease of limit tensile stress with the porosity, the coloring and the sealing combined to thermal stresses due to the difference of coefficient of thermal extension between film and substrate has been shown to cause crazing in particular conditions. For high initial porosity films, thermal cycling ageing has a detrimental influence on the adhesion measured by scratch testing. Numerical simulation has been used to simulate the combined effects of thermal stresses and film cracking on the stress field at the interface.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Metal Finishing website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00260576
HAL Id:hal-01852209
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National d'Études Spatiales - CNES (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > EADS - Astrium (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:02 Dec 2010 10:12

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