One of the most common drivers of concrete repairs is corrosion of the concrete’s steel reinforcement, often caused by chloride ions in the environment entering the concrete and eventually reaching the embedded steel.
Even in the absence of funding for lead corrosion research, a team of scientists at the University of Virginia is pressing forward with a new project aimed at solving problems associated with leaching lead from water pipes.
By using UAV technology, survey times and staging costs associated with visual condition checks of remote structural components in ship tanks can be significantly reduced.
A new underground radar technology system developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping a local city spot damage to infrastructure that had gone undetected since Hurricane Katrina.
Learn more about corrosion of stainless steel (SS) in this new Materials Performance quarterly special feature, “The Science Behind It.” Read the MP article about the root cause of a Type 316L SS closed drain line failure, then explore the science behind the corrosion problem, which is presented in several related CORROSION articles listed at the end of the article.
Knowing that moisture can destroy mortar over time, a team of Technical University of Munich scientists developed a new process to limit water uptake by adding a biofilm while mixing the material.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are being utilized more and more in various industries to safely and efficiently inspect critical assets and infrastructure that would otherwise be difficult to access.
In a new report on corrosion inside underground storage tanks storing diesel fuel, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found moderate or severe corrosion could affect metal components inside both steel and fiberglass tank systems.
A new U.S. Geological Survey assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide showed that untreated groundwater in 25 states and the District of Columbia was classified as potentially corrosive, thus creating a high risk for lead leaching in homes.
A new study suggests that high pressure could be the key to developing advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger, and more resistant to heat and corrosion than conventional alloys.
Many modern tests focused on the detection of sulfate-reducing bacteria as corrosive agents in metal oil and gas pipelines could be missing a separate bacterial family also responsible for corrosion.
This article discusses the causes of bearing failure, its avoidance, and a repair method for damaged thrust bearings.
Empirical data were used to construct statistically sound models pertinent to fluoride-containing brackish water, and the models were verified against field corrosion coupon data.
This U.S. research team believes a spectroscopic method known as second harmonic generation, which alters the wavelength of light, can be adapted to look for signs of internal damage in metals.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a noninvasive technique utilizing terahertz radiation that reveals corrosion in concrete-encased steel before it can cause any significant degradation of the structure.