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- Introduction to corrosion, cost of corrosion, industries affected by corrosion
- Corrosion cells and basic definitions
- Corrosion thermodynamics (Nernst equation, Pourbaix diagram)
- Forms of corrosion (uniform, galvanic)
- Forms of corrosion (crevice, pitting corrosion)
- Forms of corrosion (erosion corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement)
- Electrochemical kinetics (Butler-Volmer equation, Stern-Geary)
- Electrochemical kinetics (Tafel plot, Evan's diagram)
- Corrosion monitoring techniques (Laboratory and field devices)
- Corrosion prevention by impeding corrosion cell (Coating)
- Corrosion prevention by changing thermodynamic (CP)
- Corrosion prevention by influencing electrochemical kinetics (inhibitor)
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
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In this subject, students will learn reduction and oxidation reactions (electrochemical process) which forms the fundamental of corrosion. Knowledge on electrochemistry will extend to corrosion cells, corrosion potentials, thermodynamics and kinetics of corrosion. The focus will be on the application of Nernst equation (thermodynamics) to determine the likelihood of corrosion and the application of Butler-Volmer equations (kinetics) to determine corrosion rate. Different corrosion behaviour of various metals including passivity of passive alloys will be discussed. Various forms of corrosion such as localised corrosion, uniform corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, etc., will be investigated. The subject also covers corrosion testing, monitoring techniques, and prevention plans.
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- Final Invigilated Examination (50%)
- Two Written Report Assignments (30%)
- Four Online Quizzes (20%)
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Graduate Diploma in Corrosion Engineering
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Graduate Certificate in Corrosion Engineering
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