Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
This report shows the work done for this period in accordance to cooperative agreement of University of Nevada system for the Task 019 “Subsurface Corrosion Research on Rock Bolt System, Perforated SS Sheets and Steel Sets for the Yucca Mountain Repository”, the overall objective of which is to conduct corrosion research and predict the durability of rock-bolts and other underground metallic roof supports. We are performing oxidation tests using Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA), and Potentiodynamic and immersion tests to determine the corrosion rates of rock bolts.
In this quarter:
Potentiodynamic tests were performed to determine corrosion rates (CR) of 4340 Steel in pure water and simulated seawater using sodium bicarbonate and/or sodium silicate as electrolyte(s) at 25C and 45C under deaerated conditions.
Oxidation studies were performed on Swellex Mn-24 and SS-46 steels using TGA to determine the oxidation kinetics of these steels at high temperatures - manuscript in preparation.
Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Radioactive waste repositories; Rock bolts – Corrosion; Stainless steel – Stress corrosion
Materials Science and Engineering | Metallurgy | Structural Materials
Daemen, J. J.
Sub-surface corrosion research on rock bolt system, perforated SS sheets and steel sets for the Yucca Mountain Repository — Quarterly technical report No. 13.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/yucca_mtn_pubs/34