In Section 18.1 the blocks method (in other words, annual maxima or Gumbel method) is applied to corrosion engineering. We are particularly interested in the service life of items exposed to corrosion. Our primary sources are the book by Kowaka et al., [37] and a review article by T. Shibata1.


Shape Parameter Service Time Stress Corrosion Crack Sphere Radius Gumbel Distribution 
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