Corrosion Evaluation of Army and Automotive Materials in Hawaii
The US Army operates in many harsh and demanding environments throughout the world, which are highly corrosive. However, there lacks a basic understanding of the severity of these environments and their impact on the Army's materiel. To better understand this impact and broaden their database of information, the Army has established test sites on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. These sites represent various climatic conditions the Army operates in. In select locations panel exposure of Army and automotive systems have been made to compare performance with that documented in the continental US by the SAE ACAP and past Army programs. This paper will present the details of this project and results through 1-year of exposure for this multi-year effort.