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The weibull time-dependent growth model of marine corrosion in seawater ballast tank

Md. Noor, Norhazilan and Smith, George H. and Yahaya, Nordin (2007) The weibull time-dependent growth model of marine corrosion in seawater ballast tank. Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, 19 (2). pp. 142-155. ISSN 1823-7843

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This paper demonstrates the application of the probability distributions in modeling the time dependent growth behaviour of corrosion pits in vessel’s seawater ballast tanks. The proposed model is capable of projecting the likely growth pattern of corrosion pits in the future by eliminating the dependent factors governing to corrosion rate such as environmental factors, properties of material and operational condition. To express appropriately the high variability of corrosion wastage which contributes to the uncertainties in corrosion assessment, the Weibull probability distributions were proposed which are able to predict the growth of corrosion pit in seawater ballast tank. It is obvious that the provided information from the vessel inspections is full of uncertainties, owing to the nature of marine corrosion as reflected by the poor correlation result of averaged depth against time. In spite of the drawback, the research is able to demonstrate the optimisation of the data purposely for corrosion growth prediction. The predicted data as compared to actual data yields results with moderate accuracy based on Root-Mean-Square-Error (RMSE), yet still promising provided that better quality data can become available in the future. The proposed probabilistic models are intended to simplify the modelling process so that the available data can be fully utilised for prediction and structural evaluation purposes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:corrosion, weibull probability, ballast tank
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:8449
Deposited By: Norshiela Buyamin
Deposited On:30 Apr 2009 09:35
Last Modified:13 Jan 2014 00:26

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