Global Warming Triggered Heavy Rains and its Effect on the Corrosion of Car Bodies in Uyo Metropolis

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Aondona Paul Ihom, Patrick Peters Obot, Ini Umoren Udofia (2016). Global Warming Triggered Heavy Rains and its Effect on the Corrosion of Car Bodies in Uyo Metropolis. Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering Vol.8, doi: 10.2412/mmse.01.39.008

Authors: Aondona Paul Ihom, Patrick Peters Obot, Ini Umoren Udofia

ABSTRACT. Global warning has stimulated several weather conditions; in some parts of the world it is excessive drought, while in others it is excessive rains, cold and heat. This study looked at the effect of excessive rain on the corrosion of car bodies in Uyo metropolis; a city that has been witnessing heavy rains each year with floods occurring in some parts of the city. The study monitored corrosion in different types of cars, noting the materials used for the car body, the year of manufacture of the car, the maintenance culture of the user, the number of years it was used in the area understudy and the effect of corrosion on the different parts of the car body. The highlights of the study revealed that the most critically affected parts of the cars considered were the underneath, and hidden areas around overlapping parts of the cars. The top parts of most cars had faded paints which were almost giving way to corrosion. Steel bodies were affected more than aluminum car bodies. The study also noted that the effectiveness of the corrosion resistance performance of the coating work on the steel used at the underneath of the cars varied from one car manufacturer to another. The underneath corrosion varied from low to very high corrosion signs. The study however, did not include cars with wholly polymer composite bodies

Keywords: corrosion, cars, heavy rains, global warming, Uyo Metropolis

DOI 10.2412/mmse.01.39.00

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