Corrosion and corrosion control of aluminum and steel in lightweight automotive applications
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Corrosion and corrosion control of aluminum and steel in lightweight automotive applications papers presented at the Corrosion/95 symposium, "Corrosion of Light-Weight and Precoated Metals for Automotive Application" and selected Corrosion/93 papers by

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Published by NACE International in Houston, TX .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Automobiles -- Corrosion -- Congresses.,
  • Aluminum in automobiles -- Congresses.,
  • Steel -- Corrosion -- Congresses.,
  • Aluminum -- Corrosion -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementsponsored by NACE Unit Committee T-14A on Automotive Corrosion ; co-sponsored by SAE Automotive Corrosion and Prevention (ACAP) ; Theresa C. Simpson and James P. Moran, symposium co-chairmen ; Evert Nagel Soepenberg, T-14A chairman.
ContributionsSimpson, Theresa C., Moran, James P., Soepenberg, Evert Nagel., NACE Unit Committee T-14A on Automotive Corrosion., Society of Automotive Engineers. Automotive Corrosion and Prevention Committee., National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL154 .C693 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1124002M
ISBN 101877914886
LC Control Number94062139

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