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In the field of corrosion, the challenge is to represent the results of quantitative measurement, metallurgical evaluation and field experience in computer-logical form. The task is not only to make machine-readable a spectrum of information comprising factual data and knowledge ranging from precise mathematical to heuristic categories, but also to generate data documentation for different types of users and applications, to permit the prediction, analysis, diagnostics and control of corrosion. Contrary to the situation for systems involving mechanical properties, corrosion and corrosion control cannot be structured in factual databases or databanks alone but require an approach combining databanks, knowledge bases and expert systems. The required scope and logics of corrosion metadata to be documented is reviewed in relation to the organisation of corrosion databanks and knowledge bases. Testing and data reporting standards are rather scarce, but some international activities supporting their development are under way. The importance of an international standard terminology is emphasised as an enabling function for database networks.

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Authors: HONDROS E D, JRC Petten (NL);KRÖCKEL H, JRC Petten (NL);STREIFF R, Université de Provence, Marseille (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Materials Science and Engineering, A121 (1989) pp. 685-691
Record Number: 199011089 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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