43. Carbon Steel—Atmospheric Corrosion

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. I. Matsushima

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch43

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Matsushima, I. (2011) Carbon Steel—Atmospheric Corrosion, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch43

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Maebashi Institute of Technology, Maebashi, Japan

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • carbon steel—atmospheric corrosion - carbon or mild steel specimens, control specimens in atmospheric exposure tests of other metals and alloys;
  • corrosion product films on steel formed in atmosphere - protective, and corrosion rate decreasing with time, reaching a steady state;
  • atmospheric corrosion of steel - as a function of time in different types of atmospheres


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Environmental factors

  • Corrosion product films

  • Corrosion data

  • References