For scientists and engineers working at developing materials, models have become an essential benchmarking element for the selection and life prediction associated with the introduction of new materials or processes.For systems managers, the corrosion performance or under-performance of materials has a very different meaning.In the context of life cycle management, corrosion is only one element of the whole picture and the main difficulty with corrosion knowledge is to present it the system management level. (reference)
Modern understanding of corrosion phenomena and control of corrosion damages was greatly accelerated when the thermodynamic and kinetic behaviors of metallic materials were made explicit in what became respectively known as potential-pH diagrams and mixed potential diagrams.These two fundamental models, which were both established in the 1940's, have become the basis of many models developed in an evolutionary fashion since then.
There are basically three types of corrosion models and these will be described with many examples throughout the Corrosion Doctors Web site by moving through the following links.
See also: Boundary element modeling,Corrosion models, Knowledge based models, Mechanistic models, Pitting fatigue models, Risk based models
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