Corrosion Engineering

Course Name: 

Corrosion Engineering (MT421)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: To obtain detailed understanding of corrosion science and technology, basic theory and correlation with materials degradations
CO2: Students should able to solve the problems related to corrosion analysis and to design a suitable material for causes
CO3: To examine corrosion reliability issue in industry using corrosion instrument and standards

Course modules and teaching hours: 

MODULE I (8 hours): Definition of corrosion, Corrosion Damage, Classification of corrosion, Electrochemical Aspects, Electrochemical Reactions, Mixed Potential Theory

MODULE II (6 hours): Polarization, Passivity, Environmental Effects, Effect of Oxygen and Oxidizers, Effect of Temperature, Effects of Corrosive Concentration, Effect of Galvanic Coupling Using Mixed Potential Theory

MODULE III (10 hours): Corrosion Testing: Standard Expressions for Corrosion Rate, Galvanic corrosion, Erosion Corrosion, Crevice Corrosion, Intergranular Corrosion, Pitting, Stress Corrosion. Tafel and Linear Polarization, AC Impedance, Small-Amplitude Cyclic Voltammetry. Paint Tests, Sea Water Tests. Interpretation of Results

MODULE IV (6 hours): Materials Selection, Alteration of Environment, Design, Cathodic and Anodic Protection, Coatings

MODULE V (5 hours): High-Temperature Corrosion and Mechanisms and Kinetics, High-Temperature Materials

MODULE VI (5 hours): Corrosion problems in selected industry


Mars G. Fontana, Corrosion Engineering, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1986
David Talbot and James Talbot, Corrosion Science and Technology, CRC Press, New York, 1998
H. H. Uhlig and R. W. Revie, Corrosion and Corrosion Control, Wiley (NY) (1985)
K.E. Perumal and V.S. Raja, Corrosion Failures: Theory, Case Studies, and Solutions” 1st edition, John Wiley & Sons, USA
ASM Handbook Vol-13 (A, B & C)
ASTM and NACE standards for corrosion testing
R. G. Kelly, John R. Scully, D. W. Shoesmith, and R. G. Buchheit “ Electrochemical Techniques in Corrosion Science and Engineering” 1st edition, CRC Press
Neil Birks, Gerald H. Meier, Frederick S. Pettit “High Temperature Oxidation and Corrosion of Metals” Cambridge University Press.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Prof. K. Narayan Prabhu, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
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