Aluminium Alloys in Marine Environments

Aluminium Alloys in Marine Environments

Sally Ann Nugent, B. Eng. David John Milne, Ph.d Comalco Research Centre, Melbourne



1. Introduction

Aluminium has been successfully used for many years in marine environments for a variety of applications including light boats, deckhouses and super-structures of ships and submerged pipes. Onshore applications include window frames, roofing and many other structural and architectural applications. Its advantages include light weight, corrosion resistance and formability as well as aesthetic appeal.