Checking date: 23/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Surface Engineering
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)


Department assigned to the subject: Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Technology of Materials
-Knowledge about the basic mechanism of surface deterioration: aqueous corrosion, corrosion in hot gases and wear. - Ability to interpret the results of the most common corrosion and wear tests. - Knowledge about the advantages and limitations of the techniques and technologies most used to protect the surfaces and improve their properties.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Surface Engineering Course 22/23 Topic 1. Piles of corrosion and importance of the nature of the oxides. Topic 2. Corrosion in hot gases Topic 3. Thermodynamics of aqueous corrosion Topic 4. Generalized corrosion and preferential distribution of anodes. Topic 5. Localized corrosion assisted by physical efforts. Topic 6. Materials for corrosive conditions Topic 7. Cathodic and anodic protection and corrosion inhibitors. Topic 8. Types of coatings Topic 9. Preparation of surfaces Topic 10. Metallic coatings by immersion. Topic 11. Electroplated metal coatings. Topic 12. Metallic coatings by chemical deposition. Topic 13. Coatings by conversion. Topic 14. Thermal spraying. Topic 15. PVD and CVD
Learning activities and methodology
Throughout the fourteen weeks of class, six evaluable exercises will be proposed that students must solve to delve into the content taught during the face-to-face sessions. Students will have 7 days to solve the exercises. These will be published in Aula Global immediately after the delivery of the following face-to-face sessions: - Exercise 1: session 2 - Exercise 2: session 4 - Exercise 3: session 7 - Exercise 4: session 9 - Exercise 5: session 10 - Exercise 6: session 13 Three multiple choice questionnaires will be carried out during the classes. The questionnaires will be face-to-face but will require the use of a mobile / computer / tablet. The dates and contents of the questionnaires will be: - Test 1: March 7 (items 1-5) - Test 2: April 10 (issues 6-9) - Test 3: May 16 (items 10-16) Students may request by email all those tutorials (individual or in small groups) that they believe are necessary to properly assimilate the concepts taught in class.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • E. Otero Huerta. Corrosión y Degradación de Materiales. Sintesis.
  • J.A Gonzalez Fernández. Control de la corrosión. Estudio y medida por técnicas electroquímicas. CSIC.
  • J.L. Puertolas y otros. Tecnología de superficies de materiales. Sintesis.
  • Varios. Friction, lubrication and wear. ASM Handbook Vol. 18. ASM.
Additional Bibliography
  • A. Foresgren. Corrosion control through organic coatings. CCR/Taylor and Francis.
  • M.G. Fontana. Corrosion engineering. McGraw-Hill international.
  • R. Baboian. Corrosion tests and standards: application and interpretation . ASM.
  • R.A. Cottis. Sheirs Corrosion. Elsevier.
  • Varios. Corrosion. ASM Handbook Vol. 13. ASM.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.