General Principles of Corrosion

  • Pietro Pedeferri (Deceased)Email author
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


This introductory chapter presents the general aspects of corrosion: its origins, the main forms it can take, the general mechanism and corrosion rate involved, and the impact it has on society, with particular reference to the economic aspects. All technical information here briefly mentioned will be addressed in more details in specific chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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