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Materials, 2nd Edition by David Cebon, Hugh Shercliff, Michael F. Ashby

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Chapter 17 Durability: Oxidation, corrosion, degradation

Chapter contents

  • 17.1 Introduction and synopsis 386
  • 17.2 Oxidation, flammability and photo-degradation 387
  • 17.3 Oxidation mechanisms 389
  • 17.4 Resistance to oxidation, burning and photo-degradation 393
  • 17.5 Corrosion: acids, alkalis, water and organic solvents 395
  • 17.6 Drilling down: mechanisms of corrosion 395
  • 17.7 Fighting corrosion 403
  • 17.8 Summary and conclusions 416
  • 17.9 Further reading and software 416
  • 17.10 Exercises 417
  • 17.11 Exploring design with CES 418
  • 17.12 Exploring the science with CES Elements 419

The Gospel according to St Matthew reminds us that we live in a world in which ‘moth and rust doth corrupt’—a world of corrosion, degradation and decay (cover picture). Not ...

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