Crevice corrosion theory, mechanisms and prevention methods

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Rashidi, Navid
Alavi-Soltani, Seyed R.
Asmatulu, Ramazan

Rashidi, Navid, Alavi-Soltani, Seyed & Asmatulu, Ramazan .(2007). Crevice corrosion theory, mechanisms and prevention methods. In Proceedings : 3rd Annual Symposium : Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS : Wichita State University, p.215-216


This paper reviews theory and mechanisms of crevice corrosion as well as its prevention methods. Crevice corrosion is one of the most important and harmful forms of localized corrosion that may cause sudden failure of the metal in service if not prevented properly. So far several protection methods against crevice corrosion have been developed including cathodic protection and using inhibitors and coatings. Hot wax dip method and sealing crevices with polysulfide are two popular protection methods currently used in automotive and aerospace industries respectively. However researches about this devastating type of corrosion still continue.

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Paper presented to the 3rd Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 27, 2007.
Research completed Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering