By J. R. Davis
Offers functional discussions on thermodynamic and electrochemical rules of corrosion, reputation and prevention of assorted different types of corrosion, forms of corrosive environments in most cases encountered. DLC: Corrosion and anti-corrosives.
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What is the Desired Corrosive Behavior? From a corrosioncontrol standpoint, the desired behavior is either immune or passive, while the behavior to be avoided is active. Immune behavior is the most desirable, because corrosion protection does not depend on the stability of protective films. Most engineering alloys, however, are passive in their applications and thus depend on the integrity of the passive film. Where the environment becomes more corrosive, passive metals tend to exhibit localized forms of corrosion, that is, pitting, stress-corrosion cracking, and crevice corrosion.
Most materials used in service are not single crystals but are in fact made up of many individual crystals or grains. In each grain the metal has planes characteristic of the crystal structure of that metal. The planes from grain to grain are not in the same orientation. This gives rise to grain boundaries between the adjoining crystals. Grain boundaries are shown schematically in Fig. 5. Essentially, the grain boundaries are the area of transition from orientation within one grain to orientation in the neighboring grain.
H. , Mater. , Vol 19 (No. S. Vukasovich, SAE International, 1995 © 2000 ASM International. All Rights Reserved. A. A. S. L. A. A. J. K. W. F. D. G. , B. Craig and D. A. , Prentice Hall, 1996 · P. Marcus and J. Oudar, Corrosion Mechanisms in Theory and Practice, Marcel Dekker, 1995 · E. S. Treseder, R. G. A. A. C. , Pergamon Press, 1990 19 © 2000 ASM International. All Rights Reserved. org Corrosion: Understanding the Basics · D. Talbot and J. H. W. , John Wiley & Sons, 1985 ASM International is the society for materials engineers and scientists, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals and materials.
Corrosion: Understanding the Basics by J. R. Davis