• Know to interact with experts in materials selection and corrosion when necessary.

Engineering Students in Materials Science and Engineering Who Upon Graduation Should Be Knowledgeable in Materials Selection
  • Understand how properties depend on microstructure.

  • Understand how microstructure can be manipulated through processing to get the desired properties.

  • Know how to select the right material for a given application based on the optimum combination of properties, including cost, availability, and manufacturability.

  • Be familiar with the forms of corrosion.

  • Know how to select the best material for corrosion resistance.

  • Be aware of corrosion prevention and mitigation approaches.

  • Know that experimental methods exist to assess and predict the rate of corrosion.

  • Know to interact with experts in corrosion when necessary.

Graduate Engineering Students Specializing in Corrosion Who Upon Graduation Will Be Experts in the Field of Corrosion
  • Be able to apply thermodynamics through the Nernst equation and Pour-baix diagram to predict likely equilibrium phases present.

  • Be able to explain the electrochemical nature of metallic corrosion.

    • Write anodic reactions

    • Write cathodic reactions

  • Be able to use experimental methods for determining corrosion current and potential, weight loss, polarization methods.

  • Predict the effect of changes in solution concentration, temperature, and velocity on corrosion behavior.

  • For metallic corrosion be able to describe, explain, and apply to different situations the various forms of corrosion.

    • Uniform

    • Localized

    • Environmental cracking

  • For polymers be able to describe, explain, and apply to different situations the various forms of degradation.

    • Swelling

    • Solvation

    • Environmental cracking

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