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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Corrosion and degradation of metals - B106015
Title: Koroze a degradace kovů
Guaranteed by: Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering (106)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 5 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Průša Filip doc. Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (11.02.2018)
The subject gives a basic overview of the mechanisms of metal damage that occur during their use. The main attention is paid to degradation processes due to mechanical forces (deformation, fracture, fatigue, wear) and physico-chemical interaction with the environment - corrosion. Adequate knowledge of corrosion mechanisms and methods of corrosion protection of metals is necessary for the selection of the correct procedure for the reconstruction and preservation of metallic monuments.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (11.02.2018)

Students will be able to:

  • Basic mechanisms of corrosion and degradation of metallic materials.
  • Analyze the causes of material damage in practice.
  • Design measures to minimize degradation processes in practice.
  • Principles of metal corrosion and corrosion protection of historical and modern materials.
Literature -
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (11.02.2018)

R:Vojtěch D., Materiály a jejich mezní stavy, VŠCHT, Praha, 2010, 9788070807415

R:Novák P. a kol.: Koroze a degradace materiálů (učební texty pro restaurátory a konzervátory), CD 1.0, VŠCHT Praha 2006

R:Konzervování a restaurování kovů: Ochrana předmětů kulturního dědictví z kovů a jejich slitin, Technické muzeum v Brně, Brno, 2011

A:Selwyn L., Metals and corrosion: A Handbook for the Conservation Professional, Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, 2004

A:Pluhař J. a kol., Fyzikální metalurgie a mezní stavy materiálu, SNTL, Praha, 1987

A:Vojtěch D., Kovové materiály (skriptum), VŠCHT, Praha, 2006

Learning resources -
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (17.02.2018)

Study materials for lectures at the teacher

Syllabus -
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (11.02.2018)

1. Classification of materials and degradation processes

2. Permanent deformation, factors affecting deformation behavior

3. Fractures, impact of defects on fracture behavior, fracture toughness

4. Fatigue, factors influencing fatigue life

5. Wear, creep, radiation degradation

6. Identification of causes of damage

7. Thermodynamic and kinetic pressumptions of metal corrosion

8. Potential - pH Diagrams

9. Passivity of metals, influence of heterogeneity on corrosion

10. Types of metal corrosion - mechanisms

11. Corrosion of metals in various environment

12. Corrosion protection of metals by choice of materials and coatings

13. Electrochemical protection, environmental modifications, structural modifications

14. Corrosion resistance information (literature, database, testing, monitoring)

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (11.02.2018)

B148001 Inorganic materials of monumets I

B148002 Ïnorganic materials of monumets II

B403016 Basic Principles of Physical Chemistry or B403003 Physical Chemistry I

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.02.2018)

The succesfull completion of the oral exam is a condition for completing the course.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
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