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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Materials Corrosion - S106003
Title: Materials Corrosion
Guaranteed by: Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering (106)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2014 to 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Helebrant Aleš prof. Ing. CSc.
Kalousková Radka Ing. CSc.
Examination dates   Schedule   
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.01.2015)
The content of this module is focused on the basic principles of corrosion and corrosion protection of technicaly important metallic, polymeric and nonmetalic inorganic materials.
Aim of the course
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.01.2015)

Students will be able to:

  • understand principles of corrosion attack on metals, significant forms of corrosion and corrosion protection manners.
  • characterize the degradation process of polymeric materials by action of atmospheric aging, high temperature, biological and chemical environment, and to be well oriented in the field of polymers stabilization.
  • understand the principles and basic mechanisms of corrosion of glass, ceramics and concrete, the manners of increasing chemical resistance of inorganic nonmetallic materials.
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.01.2015)

R: Bardal E.: Corrosion and Protection. Springer, London 2005, ISBN 1852337583

R: Corrosion - ASM Handbook:

A: Mattsson E.: Basic Corrosion technology for scientists and engineers, The Institute of Materials 1996, 1 86125011 8

R: N.C.Billingham: Degradation and stabilization of polymers in Corrosion and Environmental Degradation. Ed. M.Schutze, Wiley-VCh, 2000, ISBN 3527295054

A: Schnabel W.: Polymer Degradation, Principles and Practical Applications. Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 1981, ISBN 3446132643

A: Helebrant A.: Kinetics of corrosion of silicate glasses in aqueous solutions. Ceramics-Silikáty 41, 147-151 (1997), ISSN 0862-5468

Learning resources
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.01.2015)

Helebrant A.: Corrosion of inorganic non-metallic materials; Corrosion of glass; Corrosion of ceramics. Presentations are available for download at

Kouril M., Kalousková R.: Presentations are available after request.

Syllabus - Czech
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.01.2015)

1. Thermodynamic and kinetic presumptions of corrosion of metals

2. Environmental and metallurgical factors

3. Forms of corrosion

4. Corrosion in various environments

5. Corrosion protection by materials selection and coatings

6. Electrochemical protection, inhibition, construction modification

7. Information on corrosion (literature, testing, monitoring)

8. Polymers, terms, thermal resistance

9. Atmospheric aging, photochemical processes, stabilization of polymers

10. Corrosion resistance of polymers in chemicals, ecological aspects

11. Dissolution of inorganic non-metallic compounds in liquids

12. Corrosion of silicious glass in water and solutions

13. Protection of metals by enamels

14. Corrosion of ceramics and concrete

Entry requirements
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.01.2015)

General and Inorganic Chemistry I (S101005)

Registration requirements
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (20.01.2015)

Introduction to Study of Materials

Physical Chemistry I