In engineering with advanced and new materials, it is necessary to recognize that they are, like older traditional materials, reactive chemicals which are prone to react and corrode in ambient environments. Engineering with these advanced and new materials to assure their satisfactory performance within their design life is approached by following the ten steps in the "corrosion based design approach." These steps include environmental definition, material definition, mode and submode definition, superposition, failure definition, statistical definition, accelerated testing, prediction, modification and optimization, and feedback and correction. When this approach is followed rigorously, maximum assurance of satisfactory performance is provided.
- Advanced materials
- New materials