SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1993

Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Aluminum/Polymer Laminates Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy


The electrochemical impedance response of crevice geometries in aluminum polymer structures is investigated using transmission line circuitry in an approach similar to porous electrode impedance analysis. An equivalent circuit is proposed for edge-exposed rectangular defects in aluminum components such as laminates, and its impedance response is calculated as a function of defect dimensions, solution resistivity, and exposed planar surface area. Model laminates were constructed with known rectangular defect dimensions and their measured impedance spectra provided experimental verification of the predicted trends.

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Schueller, GRT
3M Company, Information, Imaging and Electronic Sector Laboratory, 3M Austin Center, Austin, TX
Taylor, SR
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 328–343
DOI: 10.1520/STP18078S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5240-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1861-4