2014 Volume 63 Issue 5 Pages 337-340
In order to evaluate the influence of boundary length (BL) between graphite nodule and matrix on the corrosion rate of spheroidal graphite cast iron, the corrosion test was performed in a sulfuric acid solution at pH 2. The presence of graphite nodule was considered to influence the corrosion at the boundary between matrix and graphite nodule. The contiguous length between graphite nodule and matrix per unit area was defined as BL. The corrosion potential and rate were measured. The surface morphology of the specimens was observed. Anodic dissolution of the matrix in the vicinity of the graphite nodules took place preferentially. As a result, the graphite nodules were detached from the matrix. The graphite nodules worked as cathode. However, no influence of BL on corrosion rate was seen.