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The galvanic corrosion of welded ultra-high strength steels used for automotive applications / Natalie Wint, J. Leung, James Sullivan, David Penney, Y. Gao

Corrosion Science, Volume: 136, Pages: 366 - 373

Swansea University Authors: Natalie Wint, James Sullivan, David Penney

Abstract

In situ Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique and time lapse photography were used to study the galvanic corrosion of high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel, laser welded to hot stamped ultra high strength steel (UHSS) in 0.017 M NaCl. Samples of HSLA welded to UHSS exhibited corrosion focused on the...

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Published in: Corrosion Science
ISSN: 0010-938X
Published: Elsevier BV 2018
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa39106
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Abstract: In situ Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique and time lapse photography were used to study the galvanic corrosion of high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel, laser welded to hot stamped ultra high strength steel (UHSS) in 0.017 M NaCl. Samples of HSLA welded to UHSS exhibited corrosion focused on the UHSS. This galvanic effect was due to a -0.2 V difference in OCP for the UHSS. SVET derived metal loss increased by a factor of >2 for this couple. The localised corrosion observed may reduce the fatigue resistance and is of significance considering the increased use of thinner UHSS.
Keywords: A Steel
College: College of Engineering
Start Page: 366
End Page: 373