The main tasks in the project are following:

  • Produce weld samples with oxides for further evaluation.
  • Detailed characterization of the composition, thickness, discoloration, semiconductivity type, and corrosion resistance of the oxide at specific distance from the fusion-line.

  • Evaluate different post weld cleaning methods for removal of oxides at manufacturing conditions.

  • Evaluate the corrosion properties of the parent metals as well as welds with and without oxides.

Updated 12/12/2012