DURADH - Durability of adhesively bonded surfaces of finished galvanized steels in corrosive environments
funding type European Comission
programme RFCS
alternative reference RFSR-CT-2011-00019
research group(s) 3 - carbon materials, composites and functional coatings;
department Materials and Ceramic Engineering (DEMaC)
execution dates 2011-07-01 - 2013-11-30 ( 29 Months )

New steel compositions and novel surface modification technologies aim at improved mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. However, the durability of adhesive joints between these advanced materials especially in corrosive environments are mostly below expectations. This proposal aims at an improved understanding of adhesion, de-adhesion and degradation kinetics and mechanisms of adhesives by means of novel spectroscopic, microscopic and electrochemical techniques. The project
moreover focuses on development of improved failure analysis techniques targeting a mechanistic understanding to provide a basis for faster product development in the steel industry.

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Mikhail Zheludkevich
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution UNIVERSITÄT PADERBORN
partner institution(s)

Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal); Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH (Germany); Sika Technology AG, Switzerland; ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG (Germany); University of Aveiro;

international partner(s) yes
total budget 323.000€
ciceco budget 46.000€
project code 3.50.159
link https://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/pdf/rfcs/summaries-rfcs_en.pdf