CORROSION IN RELATION TO ENGINEERING STRUCTURES

THE FUNDAMENTAL CAUSES OF CORROSION ARE DISCUSSED. THE MECHANISM OF CORROSION IS BASED ON THE MOST GENERALLY EXCEPTED ELECTRO-CHEMICAL THEORY WITH ITS ESSENTIAL FACTORS OF MOISTURE AND OXYGEN. AS A CONSEQUENCE, ENVIRONMENT PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PROBLEMS OF CORROSION AS RELATED TO STRUCTURES. CORROSION IS COMMONLY DIVIDED INTO THREE FIELDS OF ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS, IMMERSION AND SOIL. THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES THE NON-FERROUS AND FERROUS METALS WITH A FURTHER SUBDIVISION OF THE FERROUS METALS INTO THE IRON GROUP, ORDINARY STEELS AND ALLOY STEELS. THE ECONOMIC FACTOR IS COVERED SINCE THE COST OF ABANDONING STRUCTURES WHICH HAVE BEEN RENDERED UNSAFE BY CORROSION IS EXCEEDED BY THE MORE OR LESS INTANGIBLE EFFECTS OF DESIGNING STRUCTURES HEAVIER THAN THE REQUIREMENTS OF WORKING STRESSES RESULTING IN HIGHER COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION. /ASCE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 102, PaPER NO 1979, PP 1295-1305
  • Authors:
    • Aston, J
  • Publication Date: 1937

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00208528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1994 12:00AM