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Corrosion and Corrosion Protection

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Corrosion and Corrosion Protection
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012
Module code: MST.KOR
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAB. Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 6, optional course, course inactive since 30.03.2016
MST.KOR Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 6, optional course, technical
MST.KOR Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 6, optional course, technical
MST.KOR Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 6, optional course, technical, course inactive since 18.10.2021
MST.KOR Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 6, optional course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Simone Pokrant
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Simone Pokrant

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will understand the basic mechanisms in corrosion processes.
They will also be familiar with the most important possibilities for protecting against corrosion.

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Module content:
What is corrosion?
Chemical and electrochemical corrosion
Acid corrosion and oxygen corrosion
Corrosion element, Pourbaix diagram
Influencing factors: Material, medium
Crevice corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, internal corrosion
Passivity, transpassivity, depassivation
Corrosion caused by hydrogen
Practical examples
Basic possibilities for protecting against corrosion
Design measures
Metallic coatings
Passivation and inhibitors
Electrochemical corrosion protection
Lab tests round off the course

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture and lab

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Recommended or required reading:
Fonds der chemischen Industrie: Folienserie Nr. 8 - Korrosion, Korrosionsschutz
Lecture notes

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