10. Galvanic Corrosion

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. X. G. Zhang

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch10

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Zhang, X. G. (2011) Galvanic Corrosion, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch10

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Teck Metals Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • galvanic corrosion, from metals - contact with another conducting material in a corrosive medium, common types of corrosion;
  • factors involved in galvanic corrosion - of bimetallic couple;
  • conductivity of electrolyte, important factor - determining distribution of galvanic corrosion across anode surface


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • Factors in galvanic corrosion

  • Material factors

  • Environmental factors

  • Polarity reversal

  • Preventive measures

  • Beneficial effects of galvanic corrosion

  • Fundamental considerations

  • References