Journal article

Correlation Model for the Corrosion Rates of Buried Cast Iron Pipes

Muhammad Wasim, Mojtaba Mahmoodian, Dilan Robert, Chun-Qing Li

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering | American Society of Civil Engineers | Published : 2020


Researchers have extensively used simulated soil solutions for investigating corrosion of buried ferrous pipes. However, the literature on the correlation between corrosion rates of pipes in soil and simulated soil solution is very limited. The current paper addresses this gap and presents a model for the correlation of corrosion rates of cast iron in soil and its simulated soil solution using the test results obtained from specimens buried in soil and simulated soil solution of varying pH-controlled for 365 days. The test setup for the specimens in soil closely mimicked the buried environment, while the simulated soil solution was developed using the composition of natural soil. The same th..

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