Corrosion Engineering (PM804)

Course Name: 

Corrosion Engineering


M.Tech. in Process Metallurgy




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Definition of corrosion, corrosion damage, standard expressions for corrosion rate, classification of corrosion, electrochemical aspects, electrochemical reactions, Pourbaix diagrams, mixed potential theory, polarization, Evan's diagrams, passivity, effects of environment - oxygen and oxidizers, temperature, corrosive concentration, cathode/anode area ratio, galvanic coupling using mixed potential theory. Forms of corrosion - uniform, galvanic, crevice, intergranular, pitting, selective leaching, erosion, stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue, fretting. Corrosion rate
measurements - Tafel and linear polarization, AC impedance, small - amplitude cyclic voltammetry. Corrosion testing. Interpretation of results, Corrosion protection: materials selection, alternative environment, design, cathodic and anodic protection, coatings, High - temperature corrosion: mechanisms and kinetics, high - temperature materials.


Mars G. Fontana, Corrosion, McGraw - Hill Book Company 1986. David Talbot and James Talbot, Corrosion Science and Technology, CRC Press, NewYork, 1998 Denny A. Jones, Principles and Prevention of Corrosion, Maxwell Macmillan 1992 Metals Handbook, Vol.13, Corrosion, ASM Metals Book, Ohio1987.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

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Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P