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Boundary element simulation of the cathodic protection system in a prototype ship. (English) Zbl 0651.65088
The authors consider the problem of cathodic protection being used for prevention of corrosion in ships. The governing mathematical model is a nonlinear exterior potential problem. It is shown how an approximate solution of the problem may be obtained by the boundary element method. As an illustration of the method, calculations are carried out on a particular ship, and the results are compared with experiment.
Reviewer: Ll.G.Chambers

MSC:
65Z05 Applications to the sciences
65N35 Spectral, collocation and related methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
65R20 Numerical methods for integral equations
35J65 Nonlinear boundary value problems for linear elliptic equations
35C15 Integral representations of solutions to PDEs
65C20 Probabilistic models, generic numerical methods in probability and statistics
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