By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Materials Advisory Board, Committee on Assessing Corrosion Education
The chance from the degradation of fabrics within the engineered items that force our financial system, retain our citizenry fit, and retain us secure from terrorism and belligerent threats has been good documented through the years. And but little attempt seems to be to were made to use the nation's engineering group to constructing a greater knowing of corrosion and the mitigation of its results. The engineering staff should have a superior knowing of the actual and chemical bases of corrosion, in addition to an knowing of the engineering matters surrounding corrosion and corrosion abatement. still, corrosion engineering isn't really a required direction within the curriculum of such a lot bachelor measure courses in MSE and similar engineering fields, and in lots of courses, the topic isn't really even to be had. accordingly, so much bachelor-level graduates of fabrics- and design-related courses have an insufficient history in corrosion engineering rules and practices. To wrestle this challenge, the booklet makes a couple of brief- and long term thoughts to and executive businesses, academic associations, and groups to extend schooling and know-how, and eventually supply the incoming team the data they wish.
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Consequently, DOD assets are subject to significant degradation due to corrosion, with specific effects in the following areas: • Safety—A number of weapon system mishaps have been attributed to the effects of corrosion. For example, corroded electrical contacts on F-16s caused “uncommanded” fuel valve closures (with subsequent loss of aircraft), and corrosion-related cracking of F/A-18 landing gears resulted in failures during carrier operations. • Readiness—Weapon systems are routinely out of commission due to corrosion deficiencies.
41 Assessment 42 of C o r ro s i o n E d u c at i o n 6 Number of Respondents 5 4 3 2 1 0 Bioengineering Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Industrial Engineering General Engineering Mechanical Engineering MSE Nuclear Engineering Manufacturing Engineering FIGURE 2-2 The number of respondents to the committee’s questionnaire who indicated a corrosion course was required for a particular major.
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