Modelling of metal-coating delamination incorporating variable environmental parameters

M. H. Nazir*, Z. Khan, K. Stokes

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A mathematical model for metal-coating delamination of degrading metal was developed incorporating multiple variable environmental and physical parameters. Metal-coating delamination not only depends on the electrochemical reactions at metal-coating interface but also on the factors like the type of propagating metal ions and their varying concentration with annual weather changes (summer and winter), time of exposure of the coated objects, type of coated objects, i.e. stationary or mobile vehicles and frequency with which certain vehicles are operating in various environments, e.g. controlled or uncontrolled in terms of environmental conditions. A cutting edge model has been developed to calculate the varying environmental conditions using iteration algorithm, time dependent uncertain position of objects like vehicle in various environments (controlled and uncontrolled) using stochastic approach, effect of seasonal changes (summer and winter) on ionic compounds concentration using algebraic method and instantaneous failure probability due to varying conditions. Based on the developed model, a detailed simulation study was conducted to investigate the metal-coating delamination process and the ways to regress the under coating metal corrosion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-423
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Adhesion Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • adhesion
  • cathodic delamination
  • coating delamination
  • degradation
  • diffusion
  • mathematical modelling


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