48. Weathering Steel

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. T. Murata

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch48

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Murata, T. (2011) Weathering Steel, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch48

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Office of Technology Transfer Innovation Headquarters, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • weathering steel for bridges - advantages over alternatives, guidelines for use of bare weathering steel;
  • alloying elements in weathering steel - effects on formation of protective rust layer, and improvement of weldability;
  • life-cycle design specification - for highway bridges


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Need for weathering steel

  • History

  • Alloying elements

  • Monitoring rust films

  • Design parameters

  • Guidelines for bare weathering steel

  • Advancement in weathering steel in the past decade

  • References