Corrosion: Fundamentals and Experimental Methods
October 11, 2021 - November 19, 2021
The Corrosion: Fundamentals and Experimental Methods course will cover the fundamentals of corrosion and various electrochemical techniques. Lectures and laboratories are 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.
This course will be offered in an online, asynchronous format, with pre-recorded lectures and lab demonstrations from a live, online course offered in May 2021. Students will have access to all these recordings once they register and will continue to have access until December 4. They will be able to view the recordings at their own pace during that time. There will also be many opportunities between October 18th – November 19th to interact in live, synchronous sessions with the instructors to ask questions or discuss issues as described in below. Please note that there are topics that students will need to cover prior to the Monday, October 18th live session.
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The dates for live sessions will be as follows:
- Monday, October 18
- Tuesday, October 26
- Wednesday, November 3
- Thursday, November 11
- Friday, November 19
The instructional material and content for the course consists of pre-recorded lectures and laboratory exercises previously recorded from a five-day offering in May 2021. The labs show the real time activities of a teaching assistant doing the experiment and the computer screen of the software controlling the instrumentation, along with the narration by an instructor.
There are roughly 30 hours of pre-recorded material students will be able to stream at their own pace once registered and until December 4, 2021. This will allow for a relaxed pace providing students with plenty of time to work through the material. On one day of each week during the five-week course from October 18, 2021 to November 19, 2021, the instructors will be available for live questions and discussion sessions. On those days (listed above), the live question and discussion sessions will be held at five different hourlong periods spaced between 7:00am EST to midnight EST. This will allow students anywhere around the globe to find times convenient for joining a live discussion. Students will also be able to ask questions at any other time using the discussion board on the course website, which will be monitored by the course instructors.
The times for the live sessions will be as follows, given in Eastern US time (to convert to your local time use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html)
0700 - 0800
1100 - 1200
1500 - 1600
1900 - 2000
2300 - 2400
The course will include these topics:
- Thermodynamics of corrosion
- Kinetics of corrosion
- Corrosion rate measurement techniques
- Passivity/localized corrosion
- Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
- Environment Assisted Cracking
- Corrosion protection with Coatings
- Atmospheric Corrosion
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- 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.
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.
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