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Corrosion: Fundamentals and Experimental Methods

Next Offering

Date: May 3-7, 2021
Location: Online
 

Description

The course will cover the fundamentals of corrosion and various electrochemical techniques. Lectures and laboratories will be used to illustrate how electrochemical techniques are applied, when they should be used, and how the various techniques can be integrated to solve complex problems. The course will be useful for people entering the corrosion field and for professionals looking for a refresher course.

The training for this course would normally occur in person over a 5-day period. Due to COVID-19, in 2021 the course will be taught in online format. Students must attend and complete all sessions in order to obtain a certificate of completion. The course will be taught by Dr. Gerald Frankel, Dr. Jenifer Locke, and Dr. Eric Schindelholz from the department of Materials Science and Engineering and also Dr. Rudy Buchheit, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Kentucky.  

Students will:

  • Understand the basic science underpinning the corrosion of metals.
  • Recognize the various forms of corrosion and their underlying causes.
  • Be aware of various approaches for mitigating corrosion.
  • Know how to perform electrochemical measurements to assess corrosion rate and susceptibility.

Lecture Topics

  • Thermodynamics of corrosion
  • Kinetics of corrosion
  • Polarization
  • Corrosion rate measurement techniques
  • Passivity/localized corrosion
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Environment assisted cracking  
  • Scanning probe methods for evaluating corrosion
  • Statistical analysis of corrosion data
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • "Care and Feeding of Computer-controlled Potentiostats"

Laboratory and Demonstration Topics

  • Corrosion potential measurements
  • Polarization resistance
  • Potentiostatic and potentiodynamic polarization
  • Galvanic corrosion
  • Pitting (including scratch techniques, metastable pitting, and critical pitting temperature)
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
  • Electrochemical noise analysis

Laboratory Practice Sessions

  • Cell design
  • Sample preparation
  • Experimental techniques
  • Practical examples
     

Corrosion Course Overview and Details

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Daily Schedule

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Cancellations and Refunds

A full refund minus a $75 administrative fee will be made if cancellation is received three weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds within three weeks of the course start date. 
 

Prerequisites

The students will self-select based on their interest in the field of corrosion and training needs. It is strongly recommended that participants have a degree in engineering or science, or work experience in the field of corrosion.
 

Course Offering Dates

This course is faculty lead and is operated within a specific start date and end date. Students must complete each course during the specific time frame. Access to the online course and materials is removed when the course ends.