Now Open on Level 2
Everywhere you look, the human-made world surrounds us. But engineering marvels such as skyscrapers, airplanes and even your smartphone are under threat from a process known as corrosion.
The Science Center’s newest exhibit explores what corrosion is, why it happens, how we can prevent it and how you can join the effort to conquer this silent menace.
- 3D Mapping: Thanks to projection technology, visualize how corrosion affects infrastructure including steel, pipes and signage.
- Cracking Under Stress: Test beam and truss shapes by applying weight and looking at them from polarized glass to see where they are most affected by stress and therefore more likely to corrode.
- The Case of the Cracked Crawler Shoes: Investigate real NASA artifacts and walk in the footsteps of a corrosion engineer to determine the cause of a corrosion incident.
- Careers in Corrosion: Hear from professionals in the field of corrosion engineering about their experiences and how they got inspired to address these problems and ensure our safety.
- Little Plates Reveal Big Secrets: Act as a corrosion scientist investigating samples of materials exposed in a corrosive environment to determine which materials and coatings provide the best protection from corrosion.
- CORRSim Junior: Take an (inter)active role in preventing corrosion by painting your bike and protecting it from the elements in this Kinect experience.
08 March 2013
Posted in Corrosion: The Silent Menace
Just in time for the opening of our exhibit “Corrosion: The Silent Menace” comes the world’s largest corrosion conference, right here in Orlando!
NACE International, The Corrosion Society, is hosting its annual CORROSION 2013 Convention and Expo at the Orange County Convention Center March 17-21. Industry leaders, corrosion engineers, pipeline operators, government officials and corrosion researchers will come together to discuss the threats of corrosion, learn about new technologies that fight it and ways that people and businesses can prevent corrosion from attacking pipelines, bridges, airplanes, buildings and more.