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ASM Handbook

Materials Selection and Design

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George E. Dieter
George E. Dieter
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ASM International
Volume
20
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-194-8
Publication date:
1997
Book Chapter

Design for Corrosion Resistance

By
F. Peter Ford
F. Peter Ford
General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center
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Peter L. Andresen
Peter L. Andresen
General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center
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Peter Elliott
Peter Elliott
Corrosion and Materials Consultancy, Inc.
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Published:
1997
Page range:
545 - 572

Abstract

This article discusses the principles of corrosion and the basis of the various prevention measures that can be taken for the different corrosion modes. It describes aqueous corrosion phenomena in terms of the electrochemical reactions that occur at the metal-environment interface. The article describes the specific forms of corrosion, including general corrosion, localized attack, and environmentally assisted cracking. It provides a discussion on engineering aspects of design that can, without due care and attention, precipitate unexpected premature failure. The article discusses ways to improve corrosion awareness and to prevent corrosion/degradation. It describes a life prediction method with an example of environmental degradation in light-water nuclear reactors. The article concludes with a discussion on validation of life-prediction algorithms and their application.

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F. Peter Ford, Peter L. Andresen, Peter Elliott, 1997. "Design for Corrosion Resistance", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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