Humans are used to working with imprecise information. They naturally accept vague use of language, making continuous interpretations of the information they receive based upon context. This section introduces a generic corrosion framework linking mechanistic principles leading to corrosion damage with the observable signs of a corrosion attack.
Sixteen recognized corrosion experts accepted to complete an opinion poll listing the main sub-factors and the common forms of corrosion. The responses were then analyzed.
The most important factors leading to different forms of corrosion failures according to an expert survey
An obvious application of these results would be to help optimize the number of fields required for the development of an efficient knowledge based system.