Evaluation of Welding Parameter's Effects on Corrosion Behavior of Bronze-Carbon Steel Dual-Layer Explosion Welded Joint at Salt Enviroment

In the current investigation, corrosion behavior and microstructural variations of explosion-welded joint of bronze-carbon steel dual-layer plates were studied. The resultant curves of potentiodynamic's polarization tests demonstrated that the lowest corrosion rate was related to the sample with maximum explosive load thickness, and the highest corrosion speed was for the sample with minimum standoff distance. EIS test results of welded samples were indicative of creating a passive layer at the beginning of immersion process which showed that the polarization resistance has been reduced by increasing of explosive load thickness. So, the corrosion mechanism included two stages; at the beginning of immersion, for the samples with the lower thickness of explosive load, a passive layer would be created around the component due to higher concentration gradient and then, by removing of this layer, the galvanic couple determines the corrosion rate.