Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 1071–1081 | Cite as

Erosion-Corrosion of Low-Carbon Steel in the Absence and Presence of Slurry in Saline Water: Kinetic and Mathematical Views

  • Adel K. Mahmood
  • Anees A. Khadom
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


The purpose of this work is to study the combined effect of corrosion-erosion of mild steel in 3.5% NaCl solution as a function of flow rate, angle, sand concentration, and exposure time. Weight loss technique is used to obtain the corrosion-erosion data. The present work is focused on determining the optimum mathematical equation and operating conditions in order to achieve good prediction properties. Three mathematical-kinetics equations were suggested. A computer-aided program was used for developing these models. Results show that the polynomial mathematical equation was able to accurately predict the measured data with high correlation coefficients.


Corrosion Steel Flow Regression analysis Erosion Kinetics 



This work was supported by Diyala University, College of Engineering, which is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of EngineeringDiyala UniversityBaqubaIraq
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering, College of EngineeringDiyala UniversityBaqubaIraq

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