Materials Selection


engineers meeting pipes engineers meeting pipes engineers meeting pipes engineers meeting pipes


Behind the technical reason for a failure, there resides a lack of technical curiosity, a search for the truth and, ultimately, a lack of...

Rockwell hardness scale test indenter Rockwell hardness scale test indenter Rockwell hardness scale test indenter Rockwell hardness scale test indenter


Knowing the hardness of a material is extremely useful as it assists in the selection of appropriate materials for specific applications....

The Crystalline Structure of Metals The Crystalline Structure of Metals The Crystalline Structure of Metals The Crystalline Structure of Metals


Materials are made up of a wide variety of atomic structures. However, metals in particular almost always have their atoms organized in a...

6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity 6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity 6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity 6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity


Viscosity is an important fluid property that is essential for products in various industries. Dynamic viscosity and kinematic viscosity...

tank farm explosion tank farm explosion tank farm explosion tank farm explosion


Proper grounding, the use of additives, quality construction of the tank and supporting infrastructure and adherence to safe operating...

6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength


Tensile, compressive, fatigue, torsion, nick break and creep tests are six important procedures used to measure the strength of a material.

5 Things to Know and Understand About Titanium Corrosion 5 Things to Know and Understand About Titanium Corrosion 5 Things to Know and Understand About Titanium Corrosion 5 Things to Know and Understand About Titanium Corrosion


Titanium is best regarded for two characteristics in particular: excellent corrosion resistance and a relatively high strength-to-density...

Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing


To implement an effective strategy to prevent CUI, engineers, specifiers and facility operators need to consider the elements of an entire...

worker painting a marine ship with a coating worker painting a marine ship with a coating worker painting a marine ship with a coating worker painting a marine ship with a coating


New epoxy coating technology that allows for true epoxy-amine curing in a single-pack product is becoming available in the marketplace. The...

Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks


Historical landmarks are culturally significant with backgrounds that prompt a sense of nostalgia to those who visit them.

The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings


Powder coatings offer advantages over liquid coatings for appropriate applications. Quality coating depositions can be made rapidly and...

How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion


Metals such as steel are prone to corrosion. Here we examine the science behind the metallic coatings that protect against corrosion.

The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion


Stainless steel alloys owe their anti-corrosive properties to chromium, which grants a passivation effect to both ferrite and austenite...

An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength


While tensile strength is by no means a sure-fire way to guarantee the reliability and safety of a structure due to many different issues,...

Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas


An issue that affects facilities in tropical and storm-prone area is the threat of superstorms and tropical events, which can be...

The Corrosion Properties of Aluminum and Its Alloys The Corrosion Properties of Aluminum and Its Alloys The Corrosion Properties of Aluminum and Its Alloys The Corrosion Properties of Aluminum and Its Alloys


Aluminum and aluminum alloys are in widespread use in many industrial applications, with its usage second only to that of steel.

The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials


A problem that civil engineers currently face is corrosion of the steel reinforcements commonly found in aging infrastructure. Recent...

Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility


Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure.

Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints On Marine Offshore Structures Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints On Marine Offshore Structures Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints On Marine Offshore Structures Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints On Marine Offshore Structures


When combined, fatigue and corrosion have an exponentially worse effect on the reliability and lifespan on marine offshore structures and...