Principles of corrosion phenomenon: Thermodynamics and kinetics: emf / galvanic series, Pourbaix diagram, exchange current density, passivity, Evans diagram.


Different forms of corrosion: atmospheric/uniform, pitting, crevice, intergranular, stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue, dealloying, high temperature oxidation- origin and mechanism with specific examples.


Corrosion testing and monitoring: Non-Electrochemical and Electrochemical methods:  weight loss method, Tafel, Linear polarization and Impedance techniques.


Weldment corrosion and its control in various alloy systems: Factors governing weldments corrosion, carbon steels, alloy steels, ASS, DSS, Al alloys, case studies pertaining to power, process and petro-chemical plants.


Remedial measures to corrosion: coatings, inhibitors, cathodic protection, specific applications, economics of corrosion control and corrosion auditing.



1.      Fontana.M.G., Corrosion  Engineering, Tata McGraw Hill, 3rd Edition, 2005.


2.  Jones .D.A. Principles and Prevention of Corrosion, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 1996