Corrosion Detection in Enclosed Enivironments using Remote Systems

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Infrastructure throughout the United States is ageing and the need for its preservation is in a greater demand than ever. In order to maintain and monitor the infrastructure, routine inspection for corrosion is a necessity. A new inspection platform is needed in order to reduce inspection time and increase corrosion data collection. Currently, corrosion detection can be performed via many different technologies, such as thermography, ultrasonic, radiography, magnetic, and visual inspection. Each technology has different benefits and drawbacks with none being best suited for examining corrosion under all potential conditions. This thesis analyzes a process of detecting corrosion in difficult-to-reach areas. The research was then paired with a remote device to be used to detect corrosion in enclosed environments for the University Student Design and Applied Solutions Competition.
Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program.
Honors thesis, Infrastructure, Corrosion, Corrosion detection