Know to interact with experts in materials selection and corrosion when necessary.
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.
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.
For polymers be able to describe, explain, and apply to different situations the various forms of degradation.