Special Issue "Modeling Corrosion Causes, Behavior, and Effect on Steel Structures and the Environment"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion and Protection".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 399

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Surface Science, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Interests: corrosion; modeling; residual strength; structural reliability; artificial intellgence; steel structures
Institute of Surface Science, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Interests: interface modeling; corrosion and damage research; material simulations (data and physics based); electrochemical systems and batteries
Institute of Surface Science, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Interests: corrosion science; atomic simulation; modeling development of quantitative structure-property relationship models
Institute of Surface Science, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Interests: electrochemie; multifunctional surfaces; active protection; steel metals; multimaterial system
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INEGI, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: structural integrity; fatigue; fracture mechanics; structure analysis; probabilistic models
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Corrosion is considered the most damaging phenomenon to steel structures, and it is well-known that this process is strongly related to the surrounding environment. Corrosion reduces the residual life of infrastructures, putting the entire system at risk of failure, which can have serious consequences for humans and the environment. Furthermore, the cost of maintenance and repair will grow in direct proportion to the severity of corrosion damage. Therefore, to maintain the safety of such steel structures, it is of great importance to understand the corrosion process in its numerous forms. In recent decades, researchers from various disciplines have conducted experimental programs to better understand the causes, behavior, and effects of corrosion on various steel structures based on their location and the environmental impact. Integrating such experimental findings with advanced modeling techniques will yield various aspects and frameworks for explaining the influence of environment–corrosion–structure. The use of artificial intelligence and statistical models, as well as their integration with reliability analysis and probabilistic modeling, are recent advances in modeling approaches that are intended to be effective tools for modeling corrosion in complex environments.

This Special Issue will provide an opportunity for researchers working on corrosion problems, modeling, and experimentation on steel structures to share their latest findings and ideas. We welcome articles on all aspects of corrosion, including modeling and experimental studies of corrosion causes, behavior, and impact on steel structures and the environment.

Dr. Mohamed El Amine Ben Seghier
Dr. Daniel Höche
Dr. Christian Feiler
Prof. Dr. Mikhail Zheludkevich
Dr. José A.F.O. Correia
Guest Editors

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  • corrosion
  • steel structures
  • surrounding environment
  • experimentation
  • advanced modeling
  • reliability analysis
  • damage impact

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