1D steady-state finite-element modelling of a bi-carrier one-layer oxide film

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    Many engineering materials rely on an oxide film to protect them from uniform corrosion. The compact part of this film is commonly modelled using point defect and mixed conduction type models. An extension for use with these models, i.e. the implementation of Poisson's equation, has been investigated for a bi-carrier one-layer oxide film. The simultaneous set of partial differential equations – two mass transport equations and the Poisson equation – have been solved using finite-elements. The extended model allows to confirm some, but not all, assumptions commonly associated with point defect and mixed conduction type models.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3609-3628
    Number of pages20
    JournalCorrosion Science
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - Nov 2006


    The work has been performed at SCK · CEN and has been partially sponsored by Electrabel under contract number Convention KNT 90031700 and the European Union’s 6th Framework Program Integrated Project ’Perfect’ under contract number FI60-CT-2003-508840.

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    Euratom 6th Framework ProgramFI60-CT-2003-508840

      ASJC Scopus subject areas

      • General Chemistry
      • General Chemical Engineering
      • General Materials Science

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