Published: Jan 1992
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Accurate computational simulations require combining established numerical procedures, including modeling techniques, with accurate material characterizations. Accurate computational simulations also require an understanding of the physical phenomenon represented in a particular problem. The current work defines the steps required for the creation of an accurate computational simulation. A review of existing corrosion related computational simulations is incorporated into the discussion. An example case history of the creation of a computational simulation of a prototypical surface ship impressed current cathodic protection system is presented.
computational simulation, corrosion, cathodic protection, galvanic corrosion, boundary element, finite element, corrosion analysis
Research Engineer, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC,
Director, Materials Subgroup, 514, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC,