PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION OF MATERIALS EXPOSED ON STU I-3 IN THE DEEP OCEAN - (5640 FEET OF DEPTH FOR 123 DAYS)
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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Preliminary results of corrosion of materials, based solely upon visual examinations, exposed in 5640 feet of water in the Pacific Ocean for 123 days showed only a few cases of deterioration different from those usually found in moving surface sea water. The Clad layers on two aluminum alloys corroded at a much faster rate than normal for surface sea water. The lace-work and undersurface types of attack on certain stainless steels appear to be similar to types of attack by stagnant surface sea water this could be attributed to low oxygen content as well as lack of a significant movement of deep sea water. Other materials, both metallic and nonmetallic, were not seriously deteriorated and some showed absolutely no evidence of deterioration.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Physical Chemistry
- Properties of Metals and Alloys