Developing realistic deterioration models
Professor, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, AUSTRALIA
Further, it is demonstrated by example that careful use of statistical data and its analysis can add value to the modelling effort. The paper describes modelling of corrosion processes applicable to steel, aluminium and copper-nickels, the interpretation of uncertain (statistical) field data and the way that data and understanding can sometimes give rise to completely new interpretations of (part) of the underlying physico-chemical processes, or allow differentiation between scientific observations and practical applications. The latter is illustrated for stainless steels and for cast iron pipes buried in soils.