Principles of corrosion engineering and corrosion control, elsevier (2006), 0750659246

Principles of Corrosion Engineering and Corrosion Control, Elsevier (2006), 0750659246
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Unformatted text preview: • ISBN: 0750659246 • Pub. Date: September 2006 • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books The phenomenon of corrosion is as old as the history of metals and it has been looked on as a menace which destroys metals and structures and turns beauty into a beast. Our human civiliza-tion cannot exist without metals and yet corrosion is their Achilles heel. Although familiarity with corrosion is ancient, it has been taken very pas-sively by scientists and engineers in the past. Surprisingly, it is only during the last six decades that corrosion science has gradually evolved to a well-defined discipline. Corrosion Science and Engineering is now an integral part of engineer-ing curriculum in leading universities throughout the world. With the rapid advances in mate-rials in the new millennium, the demand for corrosion engineering courses has dramatically increased. This has necessitated the need for the publication of new books. Professor U. R. Evans, Prof. H. H. Uhlig and Prof. M. Fontana wrote a classical generation of basic text books covering the fundamentals of corrosion science and engi-neering. These books served as texts for decades and some of them are still being used. Several new books in corrosion have been published in recent years to cater to the needs of corrosion science and engineering students. As a teacher of corrosion engineering for the last twenty-five years, I found the material to be deficient in corrosion engineer-ing content. However, sufficient coverage was given to the understanding of corrosion science. In this book, chapters on cathodic protection, materials selection, concrete corrosion and coat-ings have been written to cater to the needs of cor-rosion engineering students as well as corrosion engineers. These chapters contain simple and suf-ficient information to enable students to design corrosion preventive measures. A large number of illustrative problems are given in the chapter on cathodic protection to show how simple cathodic protective systems may be designed. The chapter PREFACE on material selection is devoted to an understand-ing of the art of selection of materials for corrosive environment and applying the knowledge of cor-rosion prevention - the objective of corrosion engineering students. Concrete corrosion is a global problem and of particular interest to civil, chemical and mechanical engineering students. The chapter on boiler corrosion would be of spe-cific interest to corrosion engineering students and corrosion engineers who desire to refresh their knowledge of the fundamentals of boiler corrosion and water treatment. The chapter on concrete corrosion has been added in view of the global interest in concrete corrosion. It presents the mechanism of rebar corrosion, preventive measures and evaluation methods in a simpli-fied form with eye-catching illustrations. And the unique feature of the book is the follow-up of each chapter by keywords, definitions, multiple-choice questions, conceptual questions and review ques-...
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