Metallurgy and Material Science
Advances in Corrosion Engineering (Web)
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Electrochemistry of corrosion
Corrosion – introduction, definitions and types
Electrochemical cells-definitions and principles
Potential measurements - galvanic cells, concentration cells.
EMF and Galvanic series - bimetallic couples.
Eh-pH diagrams – fundamental aspects.
Construction of Eh – pH diagrams. Fe-H2O-O2 diagram.
Copper, Aluminium and general corrosion diagrams.
Electrode kinetics and polarization phenomena
Electrode – solution interface – definition and types of polarization.
Exchange current density – polarization relationships.
Polarization techniques – corrosion rate determination.
Mixed potentials – concepts and Basics
Mixed potential theory – bimetallic couples
Mixed potential theory – activation and diffusion controlled processes
Methods of corrosion control
Prevention strategies – design and coatings.
Prevention strategies – inhibitors and surface engineering.
Cathodic protection – principles and classification
: Cathodic protection – influencing factors and monitoring.
Design aspects for cathodic protection.
Stray current corrosion.
Passivity – definitions and influencing parameters
Passivity – application of mixed potential theory
Passivity – design of corrosion resistant alloys
Biological aspects of corrosion
Microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) – definitions, environments and microbiology
MIC - Electrochemical aspects and general mechanisms
MIC – Bacterial transport, attachment and affected materials.
MIC - Role of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms
Mechanisms and models for SRB corrosion
MIC and Biofilms.
MIC – case studies and mechanisms
Biofouling of Titanium – biofilm studies
Biofouling of Titanium- biomineralization and corrosion aspects
MIC – Failure analysis.
MIC – Prevention and control.
Implant materials and corrosivity of human body
Medical implants - status and developments
Microbially induced concrete corrosion
Metallurgy and testing procedures
Metallurgical properties influencing corrosion
Laboratory experiments in corrosion engineering – I
Laboratory experiments in corrosion engineering – II