Bad design, corrosion and infrastructure bottlenecks can significantly impact infrastructure safety as well as the growth and competitiveness in industry sectors. In the area of infrastructure engineering there is a growing need for improved measures to determine the life assessment extension of industrial components that operate in a corrosive environment and improved, cost effective techniques for the future design of industrial plants and associated components. The collective expertise of IIT Bombay and Monash University in the area of corrosion science and engineering is second to none. IIT Bombay is the only technological education institution in India with an independent centre for corrosion science and engineering and Monash has the largest corrosion R&D group in Australia.
- Improved design data for mitigation of stress corrosion
- Interplay of microbiological corrosion and SCC
- Caustic and chloride SCC
- Advanced corrosion/wear resistance coatings for light alloys
- Sustainable infrastructure
Monash University and IIT Bombay are collaborating with the US Naval Research Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Defence Science and Technology Organisation and the Welding Technology Institute of Australia to develop an accurate and cost effective determination of the threshold stress intensity factor of corrosive materials.