Corrosion Damage Analysis and Material Characterization of Sherman and Centaur—The Historic Military Tanks

    Volume 2, Issue 1

    ISSN: 2165-3992

    CODEN: MPCOAD

    Published Online: 6 February 2013

    Page Count: 15


    Saeed, Adil
    Sustainable Design Research Centre, School of Design, Engineering and Computing, Bournemouth Univ. Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset

    Khan, Zulfiqar A.
    Sustainable Design Research Centre, School of Design, Engineering and Computing, Bournemouth Univ. Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset

    Montgomery, Eliza L.
    Materials Testing and Corrosion Control Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kennedy Space Center, FL

    (Received 11 June 2012; accepted 20 December 2012)

    Abstract

    A study of corrosion damage and material characterization of two historic military tanks, the Sherman and Centaur is reported. Experiments were conducted to analyse surface corrosion and corrosion propagation from surface to sub-surface. Significant surface corrosion was found, and this phenomenon was further facilitated by delamination failure mechanisms. Corrosion depth for the Sherman was approximately 110 μm, where sulphide inclusions were detected in the sub-surface analysis. The Centaur's analysis showed corrosion pits at 100 μm depth. These pits possess random geometrical configurations with evidence of sulphur, sodium, and calcium.


    Paper ID: MPC20120016

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20120016

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    Title Corrosion Damage Analysis and Material Characterization of Sherman and Centaur—The Historic Military Tanks
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