May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

CBE 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  
Notes: Students enrolled in CBE 545 will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in CBE 445. This course is cross listed with MET 445/545  .

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