Environmental Degradation of Metallic Materials


  • Stress Corrosion Cracking in Aluminum Alloys

Aluminum alloys are increasingly replacing the steel in automotive vehicles due to its high strength to weight ratio. Unfortunately some of these high strength aluminum alloys suffer from various structural forms of corrosion such as intergranular and stress corrosion cracking at peak aged tempers. The principle aim of this project is to asses the effect of composition and processing conditions on the microstructure of the high strength aluminum alloys resulting in stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue.








  • Corrosion in Additively Manufactured Materials










  • Fluoride and Molten Salt Corrosion










  • High Temperature Gaseous and Salt Corrosion