The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Erosion and erosion–corrosion performance of cast and thermally sprayed nickel–aluminium bronze

Barik, R.C., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K., Tan, K.S. and Stokes, K.R. (2005) Erosion and erosion–corrosion performance of cast and thermally sprayed nickel–aluminium bronze Wear, 259, (1-6), pp. 230-242. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2005.02.033).

Record type: Article


Nickel–aluminium bronze (NAB) is widely used for propulsion and seawater handling systems in naval platforms. It is selected because of its attractive combination of toughness and shock resistance but it has inherent susceptibility to selective phase corrosion (SPC) and erosion–corrosion. In order to extend the life of NAB components, modern coating techniques are being considered in order to confer improved wear and corrosion resistance, as well as a method of providing cost effective refurbishment. This paper presents research into erosion and erosion–corrosion of both “as-cast” and thermally sprayed NAB. The synergistic effects based on mass loss measurements and electrochemical techniques obtained from pure erosion (E), flow corrosion (C) and erosion–corrosion (T) experiments are presented under a range of energies that relate to maritime operating conditions. The influence of synergy was found to be dependent on flow energy and could be either beneficial or detrimental. Comparison of the erosion performance with that of the erosion–corrosion performance both coating and cast surfaces demonstrate a propensity for negative synergy. However, vulnerability at high energies to positive synergy was seen for the coating. The results of this work assist with material selection for controlled or reduced material loss in marine vessels.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2005
Keywords: cast nickel–aluminium bronze, hvof coating, erosion–corrosion, synergy


Local EPrints ID: 23326
ISSN: 0043-1648
PURE UUID: 58327b42-573b-4dd5-b149-84dc6774d5a2
ORCID for J.A. Wharton: ORCID iD
ORCID for R.J.K. Wood: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 16 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:17

Export record



Author: R.C. Barik
Author: J.A. Wharton ORCID iD
Author: R.J.K. Wood ORCID iD
Author: K.S. Tan
Author: K.R. Stokes

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.