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Nearly 59,000 bridges in U.S. are structurally deficient
Nearly 59,000 bridges in U.S. are structurally deficient
There are about 2,500 fewer decrepit bridges in the United States than there were a year ago. Still, nearly 59,000 bridges are officially classified as structurally deficient. That's according to an analysis of the U.S. Department of TransportationR...
Making sense of metallic glass
Making sense of metallic glass
If you freeze any liquid fast enough, even liquid metal, it becomes a glass. Vitrified metals, or metallic glasses, are at the frontier of materials science research. They have been made by rapidly cooling alloys of various metals including, zirconium,...
Protecting against internal corrosion
Protecting against internal corrosion
Internal corrosion of oilfield tubulars is a prevalent risk in the oil field. This common problem can be caused by many sources, including hydrogen sulfide (H2S), CO2, dissolved oxygen, brinish disposal water, highly acidic soil c...
A boost for steel: A smarter and safer way to tackle corrosion
A boost for steel: A smarter and safer way to tackle corrosion
A team from Swansea University which is developing a new "smart release" corrosion inhibitor, for use in coated steel products, has won the Materials Science Venture Prize awarded by The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers.
Uncovering the cracks
Uncovering the cracks
Detecting micro-cracks or damage to structures has always been the bane of engineers. Here, Engineering Materials looks at research that could make hidden damage visible, as it happens.
Corrosion basics: Protecting fixed structures in seawater
Corrosion basics: Protecting fixed structures in seawater
Structures such as steel bulkheads, steel piles supporting piers or wharfs, offshore drilling platforms, and other similar structures may be cathodically protected with either sacrificial galvanic anode systems or impressed current systems.