Vol. 11, No. 4 (November 1998) 213-218   

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C. Dehghanian
Department of Chemical Engineering
Isfehan University of Technology
Isfehan, Iran

Abstract    Previous research has indicated a qualitative resemblance between the current distribution along actively corroding crevice walls and currents measured in corresponding anodic polarization plots. Using detailed measurements of the potential gradient along the crevice, a semi-quantitative current distribution was calculated for the crevice wall using a double numerical differentiation method. The calculated current distribution was found to approximate that of the active loop measured in independent anodic polarization tests of the free metal surface.


Keywords    Crevice, Potential, Corrosion, Current Distribution, Double Numerical Differentiation, Polarization



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