Crevice Corrosion

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


Crevice corrosion is a form of localized corrosion related to the presence of sub-millimetric interstices (gaps, screens, deposits) on the surface of a metal. The mechanism involves the consumption of oxygen in the gap and the impossibility to restore it, with consequent setup of a differential aeration macrocell. This chapter presents the main aspects of metal and environment composition affecting the onset of crevice corrosion and—like in the previous chapter—proposes empirical parameters, as Critical Crevice Gap Size (CCGS), which help predict it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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