Universities Explore the Merits of Collaborating With DoD
In our Fall 2011 issue we explored how the Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office plans to more closely align the research goals of military corrosion experts with those of university scientists. To manage this, the Corrosion Office has raised the stakes of the Technical Corrosion Collaboration (TCC) program, a four-year-old partnership involving nine universities. This is the second of a two-part Q and A panel exploring the goals and objectives of the new TCC program.
In this roundtable panel discussion, CorrDefense Editor at Large Cynthia Greenwood asked scientists representing TCC’s five universities and four military academies how well their research in corrosion science and engineering lends itself to collaboration with military labs and other universities. Each addressed how their institution is uniquely poised to advance the field of corrosion prevention and the TCC program. Read More ...
Mobile Apps Arrive for Courses and CorrSim Game
Now, Access Corrosion Apps on the iPad, iPhone, and Via Facebook
If you’re looking for an easy way to access Web-based courses on the science of polymers and ceramics, the DoD Corrosion Office may have just the right app for you.
Or, if you need to understand the corrosion control technologies on a cargo seaport or an oil rig, you can download CorrSimulator—known as CorrSim—on your iPad or iPhone. Or you can access it via Facebook if you prefer. Read More ...
A New Way to Fight Corrosion—Partner with the DoD!
Corrosion Problems in Industry Resemble Those in the Military
The principal goal of DoD’s Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight is to minimize the impact of corrosion on the nation’s military assets to increase readiness, decrease costs, and improve the safety of all weapons platforms and infrastructure. But beyond this fundamental charge, the Corrosion Office and its partners seek to bring these advances to the commercial sector.
Private companies share many of the same challenges as DoD in protecting their products and capital equipment. But organizations could potentially improve their bottom line by taking advantage of government laboratories’ and product centers’ experience with corrosion issues. Read More ...
Corrosion Office Studies Impact of Material Degradation on Facilities
Defense Committees Request Evaluation and Report in 2012
Four congressional defense committees want to understand how material degradation affects American military installations and their supporting infrastructure. So they have requested that the director of the Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office evaluate the cost of such degradation, as well as the technology, military requirements, and acquisition and sustainment processes that are brought to bear on mitigating corrosion within Department of Defense (DoD) facilities.
To conduct the evaluation, a team of experts will visit 18 installations in 10 different locations, which represent all environmental zones where existing DoD facilities are found. The locations will extend from the Gulf coast to Alaska, and as far west as Guam. Read More ...