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MTE5502

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)M Forsyth

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%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

Contact hours

12 hours per week workload