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Atmospheric Corrosion Study of Weathering Steel Using Sensor Technology

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2007
Abstract/Description:
This research tests the corrosion resistance of weathering steel against carbon steel exposed to dry and humid cycles during laboratory experiments. Various environments are tested and include the following parameters: chloride concentration, pH and wetting time. Corrosion values from weight loss analysis are given and studied for the same environments. X-ray diffraction characterized the formation of different oxides as a function of the environment and gave a better understanding on the formation of the protective patina on the weathering steel, and validated that chamber experiments reproduce field conditions. The study is supported by the design, test and validation of an easily deployable galvanic atmospheric corrosion sensor that allowed the monitoring of the corrosion rate on an hourly basis.
Title: Atmospheric Corrosion Study of Weathering Steel Using Sensor Technology.
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Name(s): Hereng, Yann
Granata, Richard D., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2007
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 102 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This research tests the corrosion resistance of weathering steel against carbon steel exposed to dry and humid cycles during laboratory experiments. Various environments are tested and include the following parameters: chloride concentration, pH and wetting time. Corrosion values from weight loss analysis are given and studied for the same environments. X-ray diffraction characterized the formation of different oxides as a function of the environment and gave a better understanding on the formation of the protective patina on the weathering steel, and validated that chamber experiments reproduce field conditions. The study is supported by the design, test and validation of an easily deployable galvanic atmospheric corrosion sensor that allowed the monitoring of the corrosion rate on an hourly basis.
Identifier: FA00012526 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Subject(s): Steel, Structural--Corrosion
Reinforced concrete construction
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