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Corrosion: principles and prevention (6 points)


Leader: M Forsyth

Clayton First semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton First semester 2004 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Fundamentals of corrosion: free energy of oxidation, oxidation and reduction reactions, Pourbaix diagrams, corrosion kinetics, polarization curves, passivation. Design against corrosion. Investigating corrision failures. Atmospheric and general corrosion, bimetallic corrosion. Differential aeration corrosion: pitting, corrosion, MIC. Environmentally assisted cracking, erosion. Case studies into corrosion failures, identifying mechanisms and evaluating mitigation strategies.

Assessment: Examination: 40% + Minor case studies: 30% + Major case study: 30%

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week workload

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