636-3022/01 – Corrosion and Protection against Corrosion (KOPK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRA58 Ing. Martin Kraus, Ph.D.
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 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - To understand the main types and processes of corrosion. - To characterize methods of anti-corrosion protection, mainly by material selection and surface treatments. - To describe coating and layer deposition technologies. - To get an overview of testing, monitoring and assessing metal corrosion and corrosion protection. - To determine and evaluate the main parameters and characteristics of corrosion and material protection.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The study of electrochemical 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 acquainted about standard methods of testing and evaluation of material resistance to corrosion.

Compulsory literature:

GROYSMAN, A. Corrosion for Everybody. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010. ISBN 978-90-481-3476 (e-ISBN 978-90-481-3477-9). JONES, D. A. Principles and Prevention of Corrosion. 2nd ed. New York: Prentice Hall, 1996. ISBN 0-13-359993-0. UHLIG, H. Corrosion and Corrosion Control. An Introduction to Corrosion Science and Engineering. 4th ed. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 2008. ISBN 978-0-471-73279-2.

Recommended literature:

LANDOLT, D. Corrosion and surface chemistry of metals. Lausanne: CRC press, 2007. ISBN 1439807884, ISBN 9780849382338. SCHWEITZER P. A. Corrosion Engineering Handbook- 3 Volume. Sec. Ed. CRC Press 2006. ISBN 9780849396472.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous verification of learning outcomes: - full-time study form: 4 elaborated programs during semester, 1 semestral project (prezentation), - Combined form of study: solving given tasks and examples. Final verification of study results of both forms of study: - written exam


Other requirements

There are no further requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic terms and definitions, types of corrosion, problems caused by corrosion, economic aspects of corrosion and protection. Literature and online resources. 2. Electrochemical corrosion - electrode potentials, standard metal potentials, exchange current and equilibrium potential, Nernst equation. Active, passive and immune status, E-pH diagrams (Pourbaix). Corrosive galvanic cells. 3. Anodic and cathodic processes, partial and total (electrochemical) reactions, corrosion current density and corrosion potential. Polarization curves. Faraday's laws, corrosion rates. Application on examples. 4. Atmospheric corrosion of metals, effects of humidity and pollution, degree of aggressiveness, testing methods and methods of corrosion protection. 5. Corrosion in waters and soils, effects of environmental composition, corro-sion by stray currents, microbial corrosion. Corrosion of steel rods in concrete. 6. Locally and structurally dependent types of corrosion (point, slit, inter-granular). Influence of mechanical stresses (corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, fretting). 7. Chemical corrosion: thermodynamics, reactions, kinetics. Types of corrosion in oxidation and reducing atmospheres, damage by hydrogen. Refractory alloys. 8. Corrosion properties of significant technical metals and their alloys (Fe, Al, Mg, Cu, Zn, Ni, Ti). Stainless steels and alloys. 9. Corrosion protection - selection of material, surface protection, environmental treatment, electrical (cathodic) protection, design solutions. 10. Chemical surface treatment. Degreasing, pickling. Creating conversion, diffusion and oxidation layers. Electrochemical processes and surface treatment (pickling, polishing). Galvanic coating deposition, benefits and problems. 11. Hot sprays and their industrial use, principles, additives, used equipment. Surface modification by laser, and ion implantation. PVD and CVD technology. Nanotechnology for corrosion protection. 12. Methods of surface study, X-ray. microanalysis, AES, XPS, SIMS. Testing of thickness, adhesion and porosity of coatings. Surface roughness. Damage of coatings and layers due to mechanical stress, thermal stresses and wearing. 13. Testing of corrosion protection according to standards, selected methods. Operational tests and corrosion monitoring, direct and indirect methods, non-destructive tests. Examples of damaged devices in practice. Design of corrosion protection.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 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: 78% attendance on seminars and practical lessons. Elaboration of the projects.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials V P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials V K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials V P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials V K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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