Stochastic modeling of pitting corrosion in aluminum alloys

N. Murer, R. G. Buchheit

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The stochastic theory of pitting corrosion has been successfully used to analyze the statistical nature of pitting. In this paper a Monte Carlo model is used to predict the extent of damage accumulation in aluminum alloys. This model uses experimental parameters obtained by electrochemical noise measurements on electrodes arrays. The algorithm is based on the random occurrence of the metastable pit birth/death or the stable pit growth. Simulated pit depth distributions are compared to experimental data obtained by Optical Profilometry (OP), leading to an improvement of the model and challenging the existence of a metastable/stable transition in free corrosion conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalCorrosion Science
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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Funding Information:
The Ohio State University is acknowledged for the financial support of this work.


  • Aluminum
  • Electrochemical calculation
  • Modelling studies
  • Pitting corrosion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Materials Science (all)


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