Faculty Advisor

Furlong-Vazquez, Cosme

Faculty Advisor

Lados, Diana A.

Abstract

Quantitatively measuring corrosion effects and understanding the mechanisms are crucial to modeling this phenomenon and preventing it. The goal of this study is to develop a reliable testing and analysis method for quantitative evaluation and prediction of corrosion damage in ferrous materials. A testing apparatus was built in order to study stainless steel samples under various conditions. An original optical methodology for both surface and cross-section damage evaluation was established, along with standard mass measurements. The change in mass showed an asymptotic decrease, whereas surface area damage increased asymptotically. An analytical relationship between corrosion rate and various controlling parameters was ultimately developed for damage prediction in corroded materials.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Engineering Physics

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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