Corrosion Basics



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Introduction to Corrosion

Forms of Corrosion

Uniform Corrosion

  • Tarnish
  • Rust
  • Patina

Pitting Corrosion

Crevice Corrosion

  • Tuberculation
  • Deposit Corrosion
  • Filiform Corrosion
  • Poultice Corrosion

Galvanic Corrosion

  • Galvanic Series

Erosion-Corrosion (flow-assisted corrosion)

  • Cavitation
  • Tribocorrosion/Fretting Corrosion

Intergranular Corrosion

Dealloying Corrosion

  • Dezincification
  • Graphitic Corrosion

Stress Corrosion Cracking

Stray Current Corrosion

Corrosion Fatigue

Hydrogen Damage

  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Hydrogen-Induced Blistering
  • Cracking from Precipitation of Internal Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen Attack
  • Hydride Formation

Liquid-Metal Embrittlement

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