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Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 2163-2175; doi:10.3390/su2072163

Modeling of Metal Structure Corrosion Damage: A State of the Art Report

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Department of Constructions and Mathematical Methods in Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Via Forno Vecchio 36, 80134 Naples, Italy
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Received: 25 May 2010 / Revised: 18 June 2010 / Accepted: 5 July 2010 / Published: 15 July 2010
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The durability of metal structures is strongly influenced by damage due to atmospheric corrosion, whose control is a key aspect for design and maintenance of both new constructions and historical buildings. Nevertheless, only general provisions are given in European codes to prevent the effects of corrosion during the lifetime of metal structures. In particular, design guidelines such as Eurocode 3 do not provide models for the evaluation of corrosion depth that are able to predict the rate of thickness loss as a function of different influencing parameters. In this paper, the modeling approaches of atmospheric corrosion damage of metal structures, which are available in both ISO standards and the literature, are presented. A comparison among selected degradation models is shown in order to evaluate the possibility of developing a general approach to the evaluation of thickness loss due to corrosion.
Keywords: atmospheric corrosion; metal and alloys; corrosion models atmospheric corrosion; metal and alloys; corrosion models
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Landolfo, R.; Cascini, L.; Portioli, F. Modeling of Metal Structure Corrosion Damage: A State of the Art Report. Sustainability 2010, 2, 2163-2175.

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