Corrosion: Fundamentals and Experimental Methods

Corrosion

Next Offering

Date: 2022 date TBD

 

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

Click Here to view details on the course and how it will be taught online including pre-recorded lectures, lives synchronous sessions, lab components, and office hours.  


Daily Schedule

Click Here to view the daily schedule of the 2021 course offering.
 

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.


 

Thank you to our program sponsor - Gamry Instruments
 

Gamry Instruments

 

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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

G. Frankel

Gerald S. Frankel is Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Director of the Fontana Corrosion Center at the Ohio State University. He is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of the Electrochemical Society and Corrosion and a fellow of NACE International, The Electrochemical Society, and ASM International. From 2012-2016, he served as a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board after being appointed by President Obama. In 2016, he became the director of a DOE-funded Engineering Frontier Research Center focused on the performance of nuclear waste forms.

J. Locke

 

Jenifer Locke 

is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. She specifically hase examined the ability of specific microstructures to self-inhibit the deleterious effects of a corrosive environment or the ability of chemical inhibitors to produce passivity to inhibit the deleterious effects of a corrosive environment. Professor Locke also began work in alloy development and thermo-mechanical processing at Alcoa. She came to The Ohio State University in Jan 2015 and primarily performs research in corrosion and environment-assisted cracking.

E. Schindelholz

Eric Schindelholz

 has numerous collaborations with federal agencies and academic institutions across the US. His diverse professional experience includes conservation activities with the U.S. Department of the Interior and The Mariners Museum. He has interests in additive manufacturing and the degradative aspects associated with materials produced by this new manufacturing method. 

 

R. Buchheit

Rudy Buchheit is the Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.  Prior to joining UK, Dr. Buchheit was the associate dean for academic affairs and administration of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. His research is in the area of the chemistry and electrochemistry of corrosion, corrosion modeling and corrosion prediction; mostly related to aluminum alloys and products. He has also worked in the area of surface engineering, including surface modification and corrosion resistant coatings. He is a fellow of NACE International and the Electrochemical Society.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact:

Darla da Cruz
College of Engineering
eng-profed@osu.edu
614-292-7153