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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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