University researchers developed a device called a surface forces apparatus (SFA) to get a real-time look at the process of crevice and pitting corrosion on confined metallic surfaces.
Efficiently managing the effects of concrete corrosion can extend the life of a building; however, concrete is not the only component threatened by corrosion. On any building, both the cladding and fasteners holding it in place are exposed to varying degrees of corrosion.
Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland are working on a novel technique for tracking water in concrete through the use of electricity.
Industry and university researchers are using x-ray techniques to develop an analysis tool to more accurately predict how sulfur compounds in crude oil could corrode processing plant equipment.
Researchers say the application of a specific species of fungi into the concrete matrix during the mixing process could serve as an unusual candidate to help concrete heal itself.
University researchers find significant increases in both salinization and alkalinization of U.S. streams and rivers, which can influence the water's corrosivity.
Independent investigators found extensive corrosion on the well casing that broke open at Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon gas storage facility in October 2015. In the aftermath, engineering consultancy Blade Energy Partners was granted authority by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to conduct a root cause analysis of the metallurgical and fractographic aspects of the gas leak.
Russian scientists recently used a thermal imaging technique to study the corrosion of steel reinforcement within 14 reinforced concrete pillars.
In a recently issued paper, Austrian researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz discuss new materials that prevent damage from the microbiologically influenced corrosion of concrete.
University researchers issued findings on policy problems that led to the Flint water crisis and recommended legal changes to mitigate future concerns, including better communication on issues such as corrosion controls.
Researchers with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and several other groups achieved a breakthrough in the three-dimensional printing of Type 316L stainless steel alloy.
When exposed to harsh operating environments, reinforced concrete cooling towers can develop severe corrosion of embedded steel reinforcement that leads to concrete delamination and spalling
After examining the rust patterns on hundreds of vehicles, researchers say untreated vehicles had nearly seven times more visible corrosion on body panels than on vehicles protected with rust control treatments.
The polymer, which might someday be used as construction or repair material or for protective coatings, continuously converts the greenhouse gas into a carbon-based material that reinforces itself, according to the researchers. This “self-healing material,” designed to mimic the absorption properties of green plants, has potential applications in a variety of construction and protective coatings projects.
Minnesota transportation officials say using phased array ultrasonic testing with three-dimensional scanning more accurately detects and measures corrosion on steel bridges than traditional methods.