Accession Number:

ADA190658

Title:

Galvanic Corrosion Initiatives

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1985-Oct 1987

Corporate Author:

ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

In the past, there have been a number of material failures in Army equipment. Many of these failures were caused by galvanic corrosion. This research was performed to determine the effect of galvanic reactions on the mechanical properties of high strength materials in aggressive environments. Aluminum alloys, steels, and a graphite-epoxy composite were exposed to various environments, then tested to indicate whether the galvanic corrosion exposed to various environments, then tested to indicate whether the galvanic corrosion which developed was cosmetic or if it had an effect on the mechanical properties of the material. By doing this, the number of failures in military equipment could be reduced.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE