Effect of slide burnishing on corrosion potential in ASTM A-36 steel


  • A. Saldaña-Robles Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica Agrícola, DICIVA, Universidad de Guanajuato
  • M. Zapata-Torres Instituto Politecnico Nacional, CICATA Unidad Legaria
  • J. Moreno-Palmerin Division de Ingenierías, Campus Guanajuato, Universidad de Guanajuato
  • Alfredo Márquez-Herrera Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica Agrícola, DICIVA, Universidad de Guanajuato, http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7660-3575




Potential, tafel, corrosion, burnishing


This study investigates the corrosion potential of ASTM A-36 steel after slide burnishing using different applied forces. Turned samples of ASTM A-36 steel were subjected to slide burnishing surface treatment. The burnishing process was carried out with forces of 150 N, 300 N, and 450 N, at a travel speed of 100 mm/min. The effects of burnishing on the chemical composition of the material were analyzed using Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, which indicated no changes in the chemical composition of the material. Corrosion potential measurements were performed using the Tafel test. The results showed that as the burnishing force increased, the corrosion potential shifted to lower values. Additionally, roughness analysis suggested that the change in corrosion potential was attributed to plastic deformation caused by the burnishing process. The increased mechanical work exerted on the material during burnishing may be the underlying reason for the observed shift towards lower corrosion potentials with higher applied forces.


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How to Cite

A. Saldaña-Robles, M. Zapata-Torres, J. Moreno-Palmerin, and A. Márquez-Herrera, “Effect of slide burnishing on corrosion potential in ASTM A-36 steel”, Rev. Mex. Fís., vol. 69, no. 6 Nov-Dec, pp. 061002 1–, Nov. 2023.