The Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR) makes a vital impact on infrastructure related industries through three pathways: research, education, and workforce development. As part of our workforce development arm, the CIR offers short courses throughout the year led by industry experts and academics. Courses range from in-person to online, and offer working professionals valuable educational opportunities in an interactive environment. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are awarded upon course completion.
Fundamentals, Experiments, and Applications of Corrosion Course
Corrosion’s annual estimated impact on our economy is over $1 trillion! The Fundamentals, Experiments, and Applications of Corrosion course is aimed at educating and training the work force the nation needs to address this by developing approaches for the methods and technologies in characterizing existing and new materials performance in extreme and harsh environments to meet technological and scientific challenges in applications critical for our society. This course responds to industry demand and national need for strategic sectors, such as infrastructure renewal, energy (extraction, conversion and transportation), government, utilities (in particular water), transportation, production, and manufacturing by providing an interdisciplinary education and training framework that employs fundamental and applied science, and engineering practical tools to the development of prevention and control of materials degradation and improvement of reliability.
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Who should attend?
The course is targeted both for people entering the corrosion field and professionals looking for a refresher.
Delivery: The course will be held in person at the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR) and consist of lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises in the National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Lab.
Course modules will include:
Thermodynamics of corrosion
Kinetics of corrosion
Polarization/Direct Current Techniques
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Concrete in Infrastructure
Corrosion protection with Coatings
Corrosion protection with inhibitors
Extreme service environments
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Demonstrate ability to use reference electrodes and open circuit potentials.
Demonstrate the ability to recognize different electrochemical cells design (2, 3 and 4 electrode system set up).
Demonstrate ability to conduct electrochemical and weight loss measurements of corrosion rate.
Demonstrate ability to generate potentiodynamic polarization curves to study anodic mechanisms and processes (i.e. passivity and localized corrosion).
Demonstrate ability to characterize and study electrochemical mechanisms and processes by using AC methods (Such as Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy)
Demonstrate ability to conduct electrochemical measurements in coatings, rotating disc electrodes and high-pressure vessels.