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Course unit
INP8083383, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0523, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CORROSION AND MATERIALS PROTECTION
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MANUELE DABALA' ING-IND/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/21 Metallurgy 3.0
Core courses ING-IND/22 Science and Technology of Materials 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 DABALA' MANUELE (Presidente)
BRUNELLI KATYA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The course includes knowledge of Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry that can be acquired in the homonymous courses of the degree course in Chemical Engineering and Materials. In addition, an adequate knowledge of the characteristics of the metallic materials and coatings that can be acquired in the course of Metallic Materials Technology of the Master's Degree in Materials Engineering is required. There are no compulsory prerequisites
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide to the students the thermodynamic basis for the understanding of corrosive phenomena and the ability to recognize the several forms of corrosiona and their causes.
It is expected that students will be able to choose the correct metal material in different environmental situations
Finally, students must be able to use the correct material protection systems according to the environment in which they are installed.
Examination methods: Oral exam in which the knowledge and skills acquired in the various topics covered in the course are evaluated both from a theoretical point of view and from a computational point of view with analytical exercises.
An integral part of the evaluation will be the reports made individually by the student on the activity carried out in the laboratory
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria of the student is based on:

Completeness of the acquired knowledge
Ability to describe the topics covered in class with correct technical terminology
Ability to solve problems related to different corrosive phenomena through analytical exercises
Ability to set up an appropriate corrosion protection system on a metal structure
Ability to relate laboratory activities carried out with appropriate technical terminology
Course unit contents: Basic concepts of electrochemical reactions: thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of electrochemical reactions.
Mechanisms and morphologies of the main corrosive phenomena: generalized corrosion, localized corrosion, metallurgically influenced corrosion, microbiologically influenced corrosion, mechanically assisted corrosion, environmentally induced corrosion
Form of corrosion behaviours in different environments: atmospheric corrosion, corrosion in soil, corrosion in concrete, marine corrosion.
Corrosion protection methods: basic concepts and examples
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The activities include hours of lectures where the various topics of the course are dealt with on computer support (powerpoint slides). During the lessons there are numerical exercises for the calculation of the various operating parameters in the corrosive processes. In addition, laboratory exercises are planned in which the students will verify the various forms of corrosion and calculate the useful life of a metal product in a corrosive environment. Finally, we will use explicative videos on the topics treated in lessons
Additional notes about suggested reading: All the powerpoint teaching material is available on the moodle platform. The topics covered and the exercises are available in the recommended texts.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R Winston Revie, Herbert H. Uhlig, Corrosion and Corrosion Control, Fourth Edition. --: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Branko N. Popov, Corrosion Engineering: Principles and Solved Problems. --: Elesvier, 2015. per consultazione Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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