The mission of the WP17 is to guide all parties of the automotive value chain in corrosion related issues by means of an active and internationally recognized research and engineering group.
WP17 is to become the European knowledge platform for automotive corrosion and coatings enabling exchange between automotive related industries and research academia.
The objectives of the Working Party are:
The main focus of WP17 has been to organize Eurocorr conferences covering key topics in automotive corrosion and corrosion prevention. Due to the specificity of the automotive corrosion issues, it has been a main focus to stimulate the participation of industries to EUROCORR. In the last 3 years, 60% of the presenters are researchers/ engineers from industry.
Major objectives of the WP17 are:
Stimulating the exchange of scientific knowledge in the field of automotive corrosion:
- material selection
- accelerated corrosion testing
- corrosion prevention technologies
- automotive and chemical industry (REACH impact on product selection and integrity of materials)
- design to corrosion: how to limit galvanic corrosion in multi-metal system
- corrosion in-service conditions
Propose a scientific program at Eurocorr conference where all bodies involved in the car manufacturing chain are presenting: metal suppliers, pre-treatment and paint suppliers as well as automotive manufacturers to guide all automotive key players in making the optimum choice in materials and material combinations for durable, reliable and safe service conditions (automotive structures and automotive components).
Working party activities and technology areas covered by the WP are:
In Eurocorr 2016 and 2017, a joint workshop has been organized between WP17 and WP22 (Corrosion control in Aerospace) on Accelerated Corrosion Testing and correlation with field conditions.
This workshop will be reconducted at Eurocorr 2018
Next WP meeting:
At EUROCORR 2018, Krakow, Poland