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Experimental Investigation of Flow Induced Corrosion on the Smooth Elbows

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 28 No. 1, December 2016, Pages 1-6

Masin Muhammadu1,*, A. Bello1
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 65, Gidan-Kwanu, Minna, Nigeria
*Corresponding author: masin.muhammadu@futminna.edu.ng

KEYWORDS

Turbulent, Hydrodynamics, Low carbon steel, Field emission scanning electron microscope

ABSTRACT

In the present study, the turbulent flow downstream a 900° pipe bend is investigated by means of flow induced corrosion (FIC). The hydrodynamic effects of single-phase flow on flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) in a single 90-degree elbow were investigated at the various velocities (1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 m/s). Experiments were performed to determine the surface wear patterns using elbows fabricated from low carbon steel. The wear patterns indicated the development of surface wear in the form of uniform corrosion over most of the elbow surface. Afterward, surface degradation of the bends was studied by visual inspection and field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) analysis. Finally, from experimental conducted, it was observed that inner diameters are areas of highest FIC behaviour for 300° in the bends.

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MLA
Muhammadu, Masin, et al. “Experimental Investigation of Flow Induced Corrosion on the Smooth Elbows.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 28.1 (2016): 1-6.

APA
Muhammadu, M., & Bello, A. (2016). Experimental Investigation of Flow Induced Corrosion on the Smooth Elbows. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 28(1), 1-6.

Chicago
Muhammadu, Masin, and A. Bello. “Experimental Investigation of Flow Induced Corrosion on the Smooth Elbows.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 28, no. 1 (2016): 1-6.

Harvard
Muhammadu, M. and Bello, A., Kasim, F.H. and Rahim, M.A.A., 2016. Experimental Investigation of Flow Induced Corrosion on the Smooth Elbows. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 28(1), pp.1-6.

Vancouver
Muhammadu, M, Bello, A. Experimental Investigation of Flow Induced Corrosion on the Smooth Elbows. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2016;28(1):1-6.

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