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Numerical Modelling of Galvanic Structural Joints Subjected to Combined Environmental and Mechanical Loading

Abstract Dissimilar metal joints such as aluminum-steel joints are extensively used in automobile, naval and aerospace applications and these are subjected to corrosive environmental and mechanical loading resulting in eventual failure of the structural joints. In the case of aluminum alloys under aggressive environment, the damage accumulation is predominantly due to corrosion and is accelerated in presence of other metals. During recent years several approaches have been employed to develop models to assess the metal removal rate in the case of galvanic corrosion. Some of these models are based on empirical methods such as regression analysis while others are based on quantification of the ongoing electrochemical processes. Here, a numerical model... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Muthegowda, Nitin Chandra (Author) / Solanki, Kiran N (Advisor) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Committee member) / Jiao, Yang (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Aerospace engineering / Finite Element Modelling / Galvanic Corrosion / Plastic Strain
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 94 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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