Just for your information, my final year project title is “Atmospheric Corrosion”. And, my supervisor is a female lecture that taught me Industrial Engineering subject in previous semester.
So here we go a briefly description about my project: I carry out a study and experiment on the indoor and outdoor atmospheric corrosion on a low carbon steel over the time of exposure for up to 28 days in a marine environment which is in my campus. However, the carbon steel used will be heat treated and water quenching to enhance their strength before the exposure, in which the earlier scope of my project was proposed study on High Strength Low Alloy Steel (HSLA), but due to some problems such as the price of the material, so I was forced to change my material to carbon steel which is cheaper and easier available in lab. Although the topic seem very simple and easy, but many things are needed to be done. First is the exposure rack, then is the sample preparation include heat treatment, cleaning and so on. Next, i need to starts an analysis of the specimens before exposure. After that, the specimens will exposure to the atmosphere, then after exposure, i need to do the cleaning again and analysis on the corrosion rate and their micro structure. And lastly, i need to come out with a good report.
At the moment, the progress seem OK, at least others are thinking my progress are on the track. However, i just felt what i had done was just so incomplete. And i was in tension of this unsettled things from the mid of the semester until now. Although I’m not used to doing thing with a proper planning or schedule, because I’m quite a spontaneous guy :P. But when come to this serious thing (at least for me), it just make me crazy and mad of “don’t know what to do”. NO planning, have no ideas how to get there. And I’m having some little interaction problem with my supervisor, but she is a quite easy going and nice person. I tired to be friend with her as what others did, but I’m very sorry, because i failed. But I very appreciate her for all the guidance and suggestion, though i know i look like a freak for every supervision time. Ha.Ha.
Anyway, I do really treat this project as a very serious things since the first day I start my degree. But now, don’t know, I’m not sure how it will be, I will try to enjoy the moment i carry out all this things, and learn somethings beside of the project related knowledge. Now is already week 12, and my first project presentation will on the week 15 or may be week 14. All the things I want to settle is, get may specimens, and fabrication of the exposure rack and also my presentation preparation. And the most important things is RELAX (though i hate people ask me to “relax, mong !” grrrr~~~)