College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 22:03:57


Corrosion Engineering

Honors Course

Corrosion Engineering

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


The objective of this investigation was to compare the galvanic corrosion rate of carbon steel C1018 and Monel K-500 alloy in a bolt and plate geometry to that derived using Tafel plots. This was achieved using carbon steels sheets of steel with a pair of with varying the number of Monel bolts and varying spacing. It was found that the carbon steel plates do not corrode uniformly. This can create issues when using Polarization curves to assume galvanic corrosion rate of a carbon steel and Monel system. The geometry of the bolts can further affect this corrosion rate and make the system more complicated.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Lillard, R. S.

First Reader

Dr. Lillard, J

Second Reader

Dr. Bastidas, D

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Cong, H

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