Research in Progress

Research in Progress (RIP) Symposia provide a forum for the presentation of information and ideas derived from current or recently completed research and provide opportunities for discussions of these presentations.

The RIP Symposium at CORROSION 2014

Chair: Jozef Soltis
Vice Chair: Kevin Ralston

Research in Progress (RIP) Symposium Sessions

RIP Session: Corrosion and Biocompatibility of Biomedical Alloys and Implant Devices
This session will examine all aspects of corrosion pertaining to implant alloys as well as device interaction with the surrounding biological environment. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: research that seeks to develop an understanding of the mechanisms of corrosion or degradation of material as a result of interaction of implants with the host tissue; surface treatment of materials to inhibit corrosion or enhance biocompatibility; in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo testing methods; development of alloy systems, devices, and constructs; implantation procedures and lifetime predictions, and material/device monitoring. Presentations will focus on the latest results and accomplishments.

Chair: Mark Ehrensberger
Vice Chair: Michael Bryant


RIP Session: Coatings and Inhibitors
Protective coatings and corrosion inhibitors represent a key aspect of many corrosion protection strategies. For this session, presentations dealing with the performance or performance assessment of coatings and corrosion inhibitors are sought. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, novel coating/inhibitor development (particularly for environmentally friendly chemistries), accelerated test method development, aging effects on coating performance, and the enhanced understanding of coating/inhibitor protection mechanisms.

Chair: David Enos
Vice Chair: Kevin Ralston


RIP Session: Environmentally Assisted Cracking
This seeks papers describing studies of the reduction in the resistance of materials to the initiation and growth of cracks when exposed to liquid-metal, aqueous, hydrogen, and other environments (environmentally assisted cracking [EAC], or stress corrosion cracking [SCC]). Papers describing the advanced characterization of EAC, the development of novel monitoring techniques, accelerated testing, the development of new lifetime prediction models, atomistic or mesoscale simulations, as well as multiscale approaches, will be considered.

Chair: Christopher Taylor
Vice Chair: Brian Connolly


RIP Session: Passivity and Localized Corrosion
This session will deal with all aspects of localized damage of passivating metals, including (but not limited to) stainless steel, Al alloys, Ni alloys, Ti alloys, etc. The localized corrosion phenomena of interest include pitting, crevice, intergranular, and exfoliation corrosion. Additionally, papers related to cracking phenomena (including stress corrosion) and corrosion fatigue cracking are also welcome. Fundamental aspects of localized corrosion including initiation mechanisms, transition to stability, damage accumulation, and modeling are of particular interest. Contributions should focus on the latest results and research currently in progress.

Chair: Scott Lillard
Vice Chair: Florent Bocher



Research Topical Symposium (RTS)

Research Topical Symposia (RTS) provide a forum for presentation and discussion of corrosion topics that are of significant business impact, but cannot be resolved because of gaps in scientific understanding. The specific objective is to span the communications gap between the research and corrosion engineering communities.

The RTS for CORROSION 2014 is:

Corrosion of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys
This symposium will deal with all aspects related to corrosion of magnesium, including magnesium alloys, and magnesium-based bulk metallic glasses. The symposium is also open to recent advances in the corrosion protection of magnesium, effects of processing or deformation on corrosion of magnesium, and fundamental studies related to mechanisms of magnesium corrosion.

Chair: Nick Birbilis
Vice Chair: En-Hou Han


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