The course begins with an introductory summary of electrochemical concepts that are fundamental to corrosion. This is done so that the engineer gains some understanding of how corrosion occurs. This should allow him or her to determine the best way to mitigate the process in diverse applications. The first section is followed with a descriptive survey of the several, common forms of corrosion. This includes general and atmospheric corrosion, galvanic attack, pitting and crevice corrosion, stress-corrosion cracking, erosion-corrosion and microbiological influenced corrosion. The effects of important chemical and physical variables on rates of corrosion and practical means of control are
emphasized. Finally, the traditional techniques of corrosion control are briefly described. These are the use of coatings, metallic material selection, cathodic protection and the use of chemical inhibitor additives.
Gerald Davis, P.E.