61. Titanium and Titanium Alloys

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. J. Been1 and
  2. J. S. Grauman2

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch61

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Been, J. and Grauman, J. S. (2011) Titanium and Titanium Alloys, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch61

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  2. 2

    TIMET, Henderson, Nevada, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • titanium and titanium alloys - commercial reality in early 1950s, high strength/density ratios attractive for aerospace applications;
  • titanium, most corrosion-resistant metals - in oxidizing environments, with oxide film stability;
  • environmentally induced cracking, from a synergism - tensile stress and corrosive environment, corrosion rates low, with stress levels below yield stress


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Titanium oxide surfaces

  • General corrosion

  • Pitting corrosion

  • Crevice corrosion

  • Environmentally induced cracking

  • Galvanic corrosion

  • Erosion and cavitation resistance

  • Microbiologically influenced corrosion/biofouling

  • References