Checking date: 23/01/2021

Course: 2020/2021

Surface Engineering
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)


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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Technology of Materials
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
-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.
Description of contents: programme
1. CORROSION ACUOSA 1.1 Thermodynamics aspects 1.2 Mechanisms y kinetic of general and galvanic corrosion 1.3 Types of localized corrosion. Probabilistic studies. 1.4 Types of corrosion determined by metallurgical aspects. 1.5 Accelerated tests in chambers and their evaluation. 2. HIGH TEMPERATURA CORROSION 2.1 Thermodynamics aspects 2.2 Selective corrosion of alloys 2.3. Kinetics aspects 3. PROTECTION METHODS AGAINTS CORROSION 3.1 Modification of the environment: corrosion inhibitors. 3.2 Cathodic protection. 3.3 Anodic protection 4. SURFACE PRETREATMENT AND TYPES OF COATINGS 4.1 Mechanical pretreatment 4.2 Degreasing pretreament 4.3 Acid picking. 4.4 Types of coatings. Classification of the coatings by their anticorrosion mechanism 5. METALLIC COATINGS 5.1 Immersion coatings 5.2 Electroplated coatings 5.3 Electroless coatings 6. ORGANIC COATINGS 7. CERAMIC COATINGS 7.1 Conversion coating: chemical process and anosization 7.2 PVD and CVD process 8.3 Thermal spray coatings.
Learning activities and methodology
During the lectures, the main concepts will be explained and the students will delve into them thorough short oral questions they should be reason out. During the fourteen weeks the lectures last, six assessment exercises will be raised to the students to be individually solved with the aim of going more deeply into the contents taught during the lectures. Students should attend to two lab sessions, obtain the required experimental data and solve in small groups the raised questions. The lab session will have the following contents. -session 1: Corrosion -session 2: Coatings
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.