636-0805/02 – Corrosion and Corrosion Protection (KPO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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LAS40 doc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The ability to apply, combine and integrate the knowledge of scientific and technical subjects it the complex field corrosion and protection of materials. Extend and intensify the knowledge from the subject basis of metals corrosion. To recognize and use the method of corrosion protection, mainly by material selection and surface treatment, including advanced technologies. Gain the information of testing, monitoring and evaluation of corrosion and its protection.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Corrosion causes the undesirable changes and degradation of materials (products, structures, devices) mainly by electrochemical reactions. The study of corrosion has complex nature and follows the students´ previous knowledge of chemistry, physics (thermodynamics and kinetics), materials science and technology. In this subject the student gains theoretical as well as practical knowledge of corrosion processes and protection methods, especially under atmospheric conditions and water environments. The attention is also paid to the localized types of corrosion: pitting, crevice, intergranular, stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue. In chemical corrosion, the specific types of corrosion in gases at higher temperatures, including destruction by hydrogen. The study of corrosion protection is aimed at materials selection with respect to environment severity, at surface treatment, electric (cathodic) protection, inhibitors and structure design. The student is also learn from standard methods of testing and evaluation of material resistance to corrosion.

Compulsory literature:

1. Uhlig, H.H.: Corrosion and Corrosion Control. A Wiley-Interscience Pub. New York, 1985, 441 p. 2. Groysman A.: Corrosion for Everybody. Springer, 2010, 368 p. 3. Číhal,V.: Intergranular corrosion of steels and alloys. ELSEVIER, Amsterdam 1984,

Recommended literature:

1. Marcus P., Oudar J.: Corrosions mechanisms in theory and practice. Marcel Dekker, Basel, New York, 1995, 641 p. 2. Parkins, R. N.: Corrosion Processes. Applied Science Publishers Ltd. Barking, Essex.1982 3. Lacombe, P., Baroux, B., Beranger, G.: Stainless Steels, Les Editions de Physique Les Ulis, 1993.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Preparation of reports, solving problems,


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: - Review of key terminology and knowledge from the course "basics of metal corrosion",influence of corrosion on the durability and reliability of products and equipment, economic and environmental concerns. - Electrochemical corrosion of metallic materials, the theory of coupled reactions, polarization and depolarization processes, internal and external factors in the corrosion of materials, corrosion diagrams. - Corrosion and corrosion protection of technically important metals and alloys (Fe, Ni, Cu, Al, Mg, Ti), E-pH diagrams, corrosion rate, metallographic evaluation of corrosion attack. - Creating and applying metallic coatings, electrochemical plating, diffusion layers. - Cathodic protection, the issue of protection of storage devices (pipes), stray currents; isolation. - Influence of environment on the degradation of plastics (water absorption, oxidation, embrittlement, chemical reactions). - Corrosion of concrete, basic types, corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete, protection of constructions. - Technology of protective coating systems, evaluating their properties. - Chemical corrosion in special environments (organic liquids), the oxidation in gases at higher temperature and corrosion-resistant (refractory) materials, the effects of reducing atmospheres, hydrogen embrittlement and cracking. - Thermal spraying and their industrial applications, principles, additional materials, equipment, properties and testing of coatings, coating thickness determination. - Modern technology, application of protective coatings - PVD, CVD, plasma supported methods, ion implantation, nanotechnology. - Testing of corrosion protection according to ISO, EN, ASTM, selected methods. - Operational tests and monitoring of corrosion, direct and indirect methods, non-destructive testing, examples of damaged equipment, knowledge and experience from practice. - Use standards, tables, spreadsheets, databases and computer programs for solving corrosion problems and corrosion protection. Exercise: - Introduction, literature, work safety in the laboratory corrosion. - Basics of electrochemistry: electrode potential, Faraday's law - theory, calculations - E-pH diagrams (Pourbaix) - calculation, design examples. Entering seminary work. - Determination of corrosion rate (Zn), volume of released hydrogen . - Influence of some factors on the size of the active aluminum surface with protective layer. - Corrosion inhibitors, determination of effective inhibitors. Exposure tests salt spray test. - Galvanic plating - nickel coating, measurement of thickness. - Paints and their testing systems. Selected tests of corrosion protection quality . - Electrochemical methods of corrosion testing, measurement and evaluation of polarization curves. - Local corrosion types: pitting, and crevice corrosion, stress corrosion cracking - experimental work. - Intergranular corrosion: exposition, immersion and electrochemical tests (EPR). - Films and videos with the issue of corrosion and corrosion protection - Presentation of seminar papers. - Credite exercise

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  21
        Examination Examination 65  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Part-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  21
        Examination Examination 65  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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