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Research group Corrosion and Tribology

Material degradation due to corrosion and wear often undermines the sustainability of products and processes. We perform research on complex corrosion and wear phenomena and contribute to increased product life, reduced energy consumption and emissions, optimised maintenance and improved safety.

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Research areas

  • Corrosion mechanisms
  • Corrosion protection & coatings
  • Corrosion monitoring & prediction
  • Environmentally assisted cracking
  • Friction & Wear mechanisms
  • Functional friction & wear coatings
  • Wear monitoring & prediction
  • Environmentally friendly lubricants
  • Functional surfaces, anodising
Three pictures of testing and corrosion
Image 1: Testing of lubricants. Image 2: Galling on tool steel. Image 3: Tribocorrosion

Research approach

Four pictures of corrosion and cracking
Image 1: Crevice corrosion on stainless steel. Image 2: Degradation of protective coatings. Image 3: Sulphide stress cracking (SSC) in percent. Image 4: Aluminium corrosion
  • Collaboration in the SINTEF-NTNU-Industry triangle
  • Laboratory based research:
    • Electrochemistry laboratory
    • Tribology laboratory
    • Seawater laboratory
    • H2S laboratory
    • Wind turbine laboratory
    • High-temperature / high-pressure autoclaves up to 200 °C / 200 bar
    • Exposure tests, both accelerated and field conditions
  • Corrosion- and wear mechanisms as basis for materials development
  • Use of numerical simulations and neural network image analysis

Industries that we cooperate with

  • Energy production
  • Transport and infrastructure
  • Mechanical industry

Employees in the research group for Corrosion and Tribology

  • Process industry, incl. metallurgical
  • Lubrication industry, incl. recycling
  • Electronics