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TitleComputer simulation of pitting potential measurements
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsLaycock, N.J., Noh J.S., White S.P., and Krouse D.P.
JournalCorrosion Science
Pagination3140 - 3177
Date Published2005
ISSN0010938X (ISSN)
KeywordsChlorine compounds, computer simulation, mathematical modeling, Monte Carlo methods, Nucleation, Pit nucleation, Pitting, Pitting corrosion, Pitting potential, Random processes, Stainless steel, Stochastic model, Surface roughness
AbstractA deterministic model for the growth of single pits in stainless steel has been combined with a purely stochastic model of pit nucleation. Monte-Carlo simulations have been used to compare the predictions of this model with potentiodynamic experimental measurements of the pitting potential. The quantitative agreement between model and experiment is reasonable for both 304 and 316 stainless steel, and the effects of varying surface roughness, solution chloride concentration and potential sweep rate have been considered. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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