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Meeting Materials Science & Technology 2016
Symposium Degradation of Nonmetallic Materials
Sponsorship NACE International
Organizer(s) John A. Howarter, Purdue University
Jessica Torrey, Bureau of Reclamation
Logan Kearney, Purdue University
Scope While the term corrosion is typically associated with metals and alloys, these are not the only materials that are susceptible to deterioration in an environment. Non-metallic materials, such as plastics, concrete, polymeric coatings, ceramics, and composites, fulfill unique roles in a materials portfolio and are important alternatives to metals. This session invites submission in the suggested topic areas of: understanding mechanisms of non-metallic material-environmental interactions, the effect of environmental degradation on a material’s properties, latest developments in testing techniques and prediction methods, and approaches to corrosion mitigation for non-metallic materials. Emphasis will be on environmental effects on cementitious and other composite materials and on environmental interactions of novel anti-corrosion coatings.
Abstracts Due 04/14/2016
Proceedings Plan Definite: MS&T all conference proceedings CD
PRESENTATIONS APPROVED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE

Degradation of Mechanical Properties of Low Density Polyethylene under UV Radiation
Effect of Carbon Nano-filler Addition on the Degradation of Epoxy Adhesive Joints Subjected to Hygrothermal Aging
Informed Materials Design of Degradation Resistant Polymer Thin Films
Long Term Solid State Investigations of Cementitious Waste Forms
Nanostructural Characterization of Ballistic Fibers Subjected to Hydrothermal and Ultrasonic Degradation


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