WIT Press


Galvanic Corrosion Predictions Of Roof Systems At Walt Disney World

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE950471

Volume

10

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

965 kb

Author(s)

B.M. Butler, A.J. Kassab, M.B. Chopra, & V. Desai

Abstract

Galvanic corrosion predictions of roof systems at Walt Disney World B.M. Butler,* A.J. Kassab,^ M.B. Chopra,' V. Desai* "Architecture and Facilities Engineering, Walt Disney World Co., Orlando, Florida, USA * Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ^ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Or/aWo, FI 32876-24.% ABSTRACT Boundary element models using experimentally determined polarization behavior are being used to quickly evaluate proposed material choices for roof systems at Walt Disney World. These models give approximate life estimates based on calculated current densities and electrochemical potentials. Numerically predicted results are compared with experimental data for typical roof fastener/deck systems. INTRODUCTION Materials are selected during the design phase of a project based upon past history of performance in the anticipated environment. Material specifications are typically limited to certain grades of

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