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MTE5502 - Corrosion: principles and prevention

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): M Forsyth

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

Fundamentals of corrosion: free energy of oxidation, oxidation and reduction reactions, Pourbaix diagrams, corrosion kinetics, polarisation 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.

Objectives

Fundamentals of corrosion: free energy of oxidation, oxidation and reduction reactions, Pourbaix diagrams, corrosion kinetics, polarisation 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

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

Contact hours

12 hours per week workload

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