May 26, 2019  
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MET 445/545 Oxidation and Corrosion of Metals

Credits: (3-0) 3

Initially, the thermodynamics of electrochemical processes are covered; use of the Nernst equation and Pourbaix diagram is presented in this material. Fundamentals of electrode kinetics are then discussed with special emphasis on the derivation of the Butler-Volmer equation and application of the Evan’s diagram. Following presentation of these fundamental concepts, phenomena observed in corrosion and oxidation such as uniform attack, pitting, stress corrosion cracking, and corrosion fatigue are discussed. Finally, selection of materials for site specific applications is covered.

Prerequisites: MET 320  or CBE 222  or ME 211  or graduate standing.
Notes: Students enrolled in MET 545 will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in MET 445. This course is cross listed with CBE 445/545 .



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