Special Issue "Corrosion and Protection of Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: environmental assisted cracking; stress corrosion cracking; hydrogen embrittlement; corrosion-fatigue; sulfide stress corrosion cracking; corrosion of additive manufactured alloys; metallic biomaterials; electrochemical tests for corrosion
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Corrosion is the deterioration of metals in contact with the specific environment, leading to relevant effects on asset safety and maintenance. The first estimation of the economic impact of materials corrosion and protection was carried out in the 1970s by the British Government, with the conclusion that the amount of expenses for the restoration of the damaged structures was around 3% of the Gross Domestic Product (GPD). It is notable that 90% of these expenses would have been easily saved by simply applying the basic know-how concepts of protection and materials selection. Similar studies carried out by the National Association of Corrosion Engineering (NACE) in 2013—more than 40 years later—surprisingly evidenced a similar value, equal to 3.4%. Thus, the economic impact of materials corrosion has constantly increased as the GDP has grown during the years. On the basis of these considerations, it can be concluded that the application of corrosion prevention strategies must be improved, which entails a transition from the corrosion mechanism to in-field applications. In addition—mainly in recent years—materials have been pushed close to their operational limits, i.e., in the exploitation of very deep oil fields. As a consequence, much effort has been applied to the research of better-performing materials, which are able also to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. In this respect, it is possible to improve the service life of structures and to reduce the energy impact of production plants and the contamination of the environment.
New materials and technologies (high-entropy alloys, ultra-fine-grained metals, innovative smart coatings, new joining technologies, and additive manufacturing) surely open new outlooks in the corrosion science and engineering panorama, which is moving from well-consolidated knowledge towards exciting new challenges.
The aim of this Special Issue is to give an updated outlook of the main corrosion-protection topics regarding both traditional and innovative materials.
Full papers, communications, and reviews reporting the results of more traditional tests based on weight loss or electrochemical techniques as well as more innovative local corrosion techniques (microcell, SKPFM, etc.) and failure analysis are expected.
Prof. Dr. Marina Cabrini
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- Electrochemical techniques to study corrosion
- Localized corrosion of passive materials
- Corrosion of innovative alloys
- Corrosion of rebar in concrete
- Corrosion in oil and gas industry