College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-07 11:28:58


Corrosion Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The purpose of this project is to study the corrosion behavior of AISI 304L stainless steel, and to present the results for a new marketing strategy for a steel rebar manufacturer. This experiment involved the usage of cyclic potentiodynamic polarization tests to investigate the effect of chlorides on the pitting corrosion behavior of AISI 304L stainless steel in a simulated concrete pore solution with 3.5 wt.% chlorides. The results of this experiment showed that the chlorides caused a large increase in the corrosion current density of AISI 304L stainless steel indicating increased susceptibility to general corrosion and pitting corrosion. The corrosion marketing project resulted in a ready-to-go marketing plan for a rebar manufacturer including a direct mail sales letter, a campaign chart, and instructions for how to test and improve the marketing campaign.

Research Sponsor

David Bastidas

First Reader

Qixin Zhou

Second Reader

Rajeev Gupta

Honors Faculty Advisor

Hongbo Cong

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Cover page for this project.



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