Determining Optimum Anodic Oxidation Parameters for Hardness and Wear Properties of AA7075-T6 Alloys Using Taguchi Design

Determining Optimum Anodic Oxidation Parameters for Hardness and Wear Properties of AA7075-T6 Alloys Using Taguchi Design

Brilliant Engineering (BEN)
Volume 2 - Issue 1 - January 2021

YAŞAR SERT Samet Yavuz Mahmutcan Karslı Tevfik Küçükömeroğlu

Abstract

In this study, the main goal is to determine the effects of the variable anodic oxidation process parameters on the hardness and wear properties of the AA7075-T6 alloy, which is widely used in the gun industry, automotive, aircraft, and space industry. Samples obtained using the process parameters designed by the Taguchi method were subjected to various experiments and the findings obtained from these experiments were compared with S/N graphs determined using ANOVA analysis. As a result of these findings, it was determined that different coating thickness, hardness and wear resistance were obtained by varying the anodic oxidation process parameters. The highest oxide layer thickness obtained was determined as 70.63 µm. In addition, the oxide layer formed by the anodic oxidation process has significantly increased the hardness and wear resistance of the AA 7075-T6 alloy. Also, as a result of the experiments and ANOVA analysis, it was determined that the oxide layer obtained with the parameters of 22V constant voltage, 1.3A/dm2 current density, 2°C temperature, 140 minutes of processing time will have the superior wear performance.

Keywords

AA7075-T6; Anodic Oxidation; Hardness; Wear Performance; ANOVA
https://doi.org/10.36937/ben.2021.001.003