Developments in Erosion–Corrosion Over the Past 10 Years

  • Charles B. Burson-Thomas
  • Robert J. K. Wood


Erosion–corrosion is attracting increasing attention as a research area, as the increased publication rate attests to. A decade has passed since the last general reviews of the field by Wood (Wear 261(9):1012–1023, 1, J Phys D Appl Phys 40(18):5502, 2); thus, this review is designed to serve as an update to broader reviews published previously. In the past decade, computational fluid dynamics, semi-empirical and analytical models have been explored, the erosion–corrosion of stainless steels has been thoroughly investigated through testing, and the performance of corrosion inhibitors and coatings has been evaluated. Thus, the research that has been conducted can broadly be described as focusing on one of the three areas: modelling, testing of material response and protection against material loss due to erosion–corrosion. Although the research conducted in the past 10 years is both meaningful and relevant, it is hoped that greater attention will be given to the advancement of a more fundamental and general theory of erosion–corrosion.


Erosion–corrosion Review Mapping Modelling Stainless steel 



Authors thank EPSRC for the ‘Green Tribology’ Platform Grant, ref. EP/J001023/1.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles B. Burson-Thomas
    • 1
  • Robert J. K. Wood
    • 1
  1. 1.National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS)University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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