Checking date: 23/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

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


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Technology of Materials
- Knowledge about the basic mechanism of electrochemical deterioration of surfaces: aqueous corrosion and corrosion in hot gases. - Ability to interpret the results of the most common corrosion 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
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. Tribology Topic 8. Stress assisted corrosion Topic 9. Corrosion determined by metallurgical factors Topic 10. Aqueos corrosion testing Topic 11. Types of coatings Topic 12. Preparation of surfaces Topic 13. Metallic coatings by immersion. Topic 14. Electroplated metal coatings. Topic 15. Metallic coatings by chemical deposition. Topic 16. Coatings by conversion. Topic 17. Thermal spraying. Topic 18. 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 Students must attend two laboratory sessions, obtain the experimental data and complete the corresponding scripts in small groups. The laboratory sessions will have to arrive within the class schedule and on the following dates - Session 11 ¿ April 18 - Session 12 - April 25 There will be three multiple choice questionnaires during the classes. The questionnaires will be face-to-face, in the classroom, at the beginning of the session: The dates and contents of the questionnaires will be: - Test 1: session 6, 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.