Microstructural Aspects of Corrosion

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Abstract: The effect of metal corrosion on the third-order microscopic properties, i.e., the root-mean-square deviation and internal residual stresses of the first-order, was studied. The corrosion process was studied on steel specimens under conditions of superheated steam (250°C) during 500 h. The X-ray diffraction method was taken as the basic research method. The process of corrosion failure was concluded to have two reproducible periods: the period of active metal dissolution and latent passivation period, followed by the corrosion initiation phase. The metal passivity occurs due to the compressive stresses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1316-1323
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Surface Investigation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • low alloy steel
  • modelling studies
  • passivity
  • stress corrosion
  • weight loss
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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