WIT Press


The Intricacies Of Modeling A Simple Dipole

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT030211

Volume

34

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

544 kb

Author(s)

S. A. Wimmer, V. G. DeGiorgi & E. Hogan

Abstract

A simple dipole experiment is modeled using a boundary element method approach. This computational approach has been shown to be well suited for handling a large volume of electrolyte and for handling the governing differential equation for electrochemical corrosion. Past work has shown that this computational method is adequate for modeling impressed current cathodic protection systems on ships by using direct comparison with experimental tank testing results. This paper focuses on determining the effect of the testing tank's geometry, sensor placement and material on a simple dipole system. The material polarization curve for the walls of the testing tank is approximated as insulated or painted bare steel. The geo

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