Application ID: 67821
In this model, the effect of corrosion product on galvanic corrosion between a magnesium alloy (AE44) and mild steel in contact with brine solution is presented, wherein deformed boundaries due to both deposition of corrosion product as well as dissolution of magnesium are considered.
The transport of Mg2+ ions generated at the magnesium surface and OH- ions generated at the mild steel surface and their precipitation reaction forming magnesium hydroxide corrosion product are modeled here using Transport of Diluted Species interface. The tracking of magnesium hydroxide corrosion product (Mg(OH)2) is modeled using the Level Set interface under Mathematics branch.
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- either the Battery Design Module, Corrosion Module, or Electrodeposition Module and
- either the CFD Module, Corrosion Module, Electrodeposition Module, Microfluidics Module, Polymer Flow Module, or Porous Media Flow Module
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