WIT Press


A Review Of Computational Analyses Of Ship Cathodic Protection Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE970811

Volume

19

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,084 kb

Author(s)

V.G. DeGiorgi

Abstract

Computational modeling techniques have long been applied to corrosion problems. Boundary element techniques are well suited for cathodic protection systems intended to minimize electrochemical corrosion on the exterior of ship hulls. The performance of these systems is governed by LaPlace's equation and these systems exist in unbounded domains (i.e. the open sea). This article reviews the work performed in the past decade (1987- present) on boundary element modeling of ship impressed current cathodic protection systems. 1 Introduction Corrosion damage has a significant influence on the maintenance of a fleet of ocean vessels, either military or commercial. Corrosion damage is costly in financial and fleet availability terms. Repairs are costly in time and money There are two primary

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