Professor Paul Dastoor
Scanning helium microscope
Our research investigates complex, detrimental lifecycle factors that influence the long-term structural integrity of maritime assets, such as Australian defence vessels.
We do this using real-world field testing and metallographic and electrochemical laboratory experiments to increase scientific knowledge of the short- and long-term weld corrosion processes. we are also developing mathematical models to predict likely localised weld corrosion loss, which can contribute to guaranteeing operational safety and reliability for Australia’s defence and other critical shipping and
Project outcomes will:
Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability
School of Engineering
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