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    Author(s): Samuel L. ZelinkaSamuel V. Glass; Dominique Derome
    Date: 2014
    Source: Corrosion Science, Volume 83, 2014; pp. 67-74.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    This paper characterizes the corrosion rate of embedded fasteners as a function of wood moisture content using gravimetric and electrochemical measurements. The results indicated that the corrosion rate increased with moisture content before reaching a plateau. The phases present in the corrosion products, as analyzed using X-ray diffraction, are generally consistent with previous work. Uniform corrosion was observed for all fasteners and all conditions except steel fasteners embedded in water-saturated wood. Data of dependence of corrosion rate on moisture content, presented herein, are necessary to ensure the accuracy of combined hygrothermal/corrosion models used to predict durability of wood structures.

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    Zelinka, Samuel L.; Glass, Samuel V.; Derome, Dominique. 2014. The effect of moisture content on the corrosion of fasteners embedded in wood subjected to alkaline copper quaternary treatment. Corrosion Science, Volume 83, 2014; pp. 67-74.


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    A. Steel, A. Zinc, B. Polarization, B. Weight loss, B. X-ray diffraction

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