Protection of corrosion: problems and perspectives
From 10 till 11 of July 2014 under a support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research the All-Russian scientific and technical conference « Fundamental and applied investigation of corrosion and ageing of materials in environmental conditions: problems and perspectives» was held at the branch of VIAM - Gelendjik center of climatic tests after the name of G.V.Akimov (GCCT VIAM).
On July 10, when opening a plenary meeting the chief of the Testing Center of VIAM, the Candidate of Technical Science Aleksey Nikolaevich Lutsenko greeted participants of the conference and wished them successful and fruitful work. «In the name of the VIAM authority and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research let me thank you for the shown interest to the conference and to express a confidence, that in the frames of this event we‘ll be able to carry on a constructive dialogue , but also to elaborate the general solution on the present problems», he told.
As Aleksey Lutsenko noted, that «a development of fundamental and applied investigations of corrosion may bring in not only a considerable economic benefit to our country, but, in the first turn, to keep people’s life». According to him, break-through developments in this field will also allow to solve power-saving items, a number of scientific and ecological problems.
Then Aleksey Lutsenko made a report «Fundamental and applied investigations in the field of corrosion, ageing and biological damages of materials and structures in different climatic conditions and natural surroundings».
In particular, he told about perspective developments of VIAM and noted, that «in its activity the institute is guided by the Strategic directions of materials development and technologies of their reprocessing for the period till 2030». Besides, in his report he touched on the theme of standard types of different materials specimens damages, broached the items of natural factors influence on them, carrying out tests in environmental conditions, but also listed examples of corrosion damages in ship-building.
As Aleksey Lutsenko declared, «in its works VIAM pays great attention to the items of corrosion failure and counteraction to this factor. In this connection the Gelendjik Center of climatic tests, a branch of the institute takes a special place in its activity». According to him, GCCT is the single in Russia scientific center, providing a possibility to carry out complex tests of materials, components of structures and articles under conditions of sea climate, but also a working out of systems of corrosion, ageing and biological damages protection.
«A unique location of the center, modern testing equipment, but also a high professionalism of the staff – all these factors allow GCCT to solve the set to it tasks effectively», chief of the Testing Center stressed.
Also he paid a special attention to scientific-technical cooperation with organizations and regions of the Russian Federation and noted joint research with MGU after the name of N.P.Ogaryov and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).By his opinion, one more effective example of that sort of interaction may be the signing of the agreement between VIAM and authorities of Ulyanovsk region about a building of rapidly constructed bridge using piers of arc components and profiled decking from composite materials as over-ground parts. «Our institute will carry out this work in the frames of a complex project «Arc», which is realized against the subprogram «Composites», - the reporter clarified.
Participants of the conference expressed their thanks to VIAM and RFBR for excellent organization of the event. According to a common opinion, the presented reports raised a large interest owing to scientific novelty and practical importance. Moreover, many noted, that regular conducting of similar thematic conferences has a great meaning for applied investigations in the field of corrosion protection.