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Corrosion and Corrosion Protection

Module name (EN): Corrosion and Corrosion Protection
Degree programme: Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: MST.KOR
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination
Curricular relevance:
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 01.10.2011, semester 6, optional course, technical
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

[updated 02.03.2010]
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.

[updated 05.10.2020]
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

[updated 05.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture and lab

[updated 05.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Fonds der chemischen Industrie: Folienserie Nr. 8 - Korrosion, Korrosionsschutz
Lecture notes

[updated 05.10.2020]
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