11. Corrosion of Engineering Materials

  1. James K. Wessel Editor in chief
  1. Robert Akid

Published Online: 8 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471465186.ch11

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

How to Cite

Akid, R. (2004) Corrosion of Engineering Materials, in Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs (ed J. K. Wessel), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471465186.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Wessel & Associates, 127 Westview Lane, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830, USA

Author Information

  1. Materials Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom S1 1WB

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471454755

Online ISBN: 9780471465188



  • corrosion;
  • cost;
  • thermodynamic effects;
  • kinetics;
  • Evans diagrams;
  • rates;
  • galvanic;
  • erosion;
  • crevice;
  • pitting;
  • stress;
  • hydrogen embrittlement;
  • inhibitors;
  • paints;
  • steel;
  • aluminum;
  • copper;
  • titanium;
  • design aspects


Corrosion is a materials greatest challenge. Although generally associated with harsh environments, the author shows that seemingly mild conditions also cause corrosion. This chapter provides an engineering approach to the subject of corrosion, offering guidance on the basic principles, forms of corrosion, methods of evaluating corrosions resistance and concluding with design considerations. The author helps designers select materials to improve performance and life of their components and structures.