Accession Number:

AD0874765

Title:

Electrodeposited Nickel Coatings for Erosion Protection.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan 68-Sep 69,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Electrodeposited hard and soft nickel on composites and aluminum have proven far superior to any other coating material for erosion resistance where radar transmission is not a requirement. The substrate material determined the minimum required thickness of electrodeposited nickel. Composites required a 9 mil coating thickness for extended protection in the rain environment while aluminum required only 3 mils. Thicker coatings of nickel will be required for sand erosion protection. Electroforming and adhesively bonding nickel to a composite substrate may offer a means of improving erosion. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Refractory Fibers
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE