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IJCEA 2018 Vol.9(4): 135-138 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2018.9.4.713

Investigation of the Corrosion Behaviour of Welded Area of Austenitic Stainless Steels under Stress

Yehia Youssef, Walaa El Bestawy, Mootaz Ghazy, Mohamed Shehadeh, and Ibrahim Hassan
Abstract—The corrosion behavior of austenitic stainless steel was investigated under both static and dynamic conditions. In this study, corrosion behavior of welded and unwelded austenitic stainless steels, SS304, SS310, SS316 were investigated using three different stirring speeds; 100, 200, 350 rpm and were subjected to two different corrosive environments; seawater (3.5% NaCl), and acidic ferric chloride (FeCl). The rate of corrosion was measured using spectrophotometry. The microstructure was examined using optical microscopy. Experimental results indicated that the highest corrosion rate was observed in acidic ferric chloride, 8.56 mg. min-1.cm-2 for SS304 at 350 rpm speed (high mechanical stress condition), compared to seawater under the same conditions, 7.96×10-4 mg. min-1.cm-2. Welded stainless steel area were highly sensitive to the corrosive environment as a result of the increasing thermal stresses in both the weld zone and the heat affected zone (HAZ). Also, the corrosion rate was found to increase with increasing the stirring speed due to its effect on the mass transfer and mechanical stresses.

Index Terms—Corrosion rate, seawater, austenitic stainless steel, corrosion behavior, welded stainless steel.

Yehia Youssef, Walaa El Bestawy, and Mootaz Ghazy are with the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, PO Box 129 Abu Kir Alexandria, Egypt (e-mail: yehia.youssef@staff.aast.edu, walaaelbestawy@gmail.com, mootaz.ghazy@aast.edu).
Mohamed Shehadeh and Ibrahim Hassan are with the Marine Engineering Department, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, PO Box 129 Abu Kir Alexandria, Egypt (e-mail: ezzfahmy@yahoo.com, ibrahimha66@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Yehia Youssef, Walaa El Bestawy, Mootaz Ghazy, Mohamed Shehadeh, and Ibrahim Hassan, "Investigation of the Corrosion Behaviour of Welded Area of Austenitic Stainless Steels under Stress," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 135-138, 2018.

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