General Content & Structure
Scope & aim
CSC2I covers chemistry, electrochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics, related to corrosion and corrosion control. The course aims to provide knowledge of key material properties and performance, exploitation requirements, degradation & ageing mechanisms, relevant to main infrastructure. Within an intensive one-week course program of alternating theoretical lectures,interactive Q&A modules, workshops and practical hands-on sessions, the participants will:
- gain knowledge and understanding of corrosion and corrosion control, linked to major durability challenges for the corrosion and civil engineering practice,
- have the chance to acquire a glance of the variety of methods and techniques for corrosion assessment and control,
- familiarise themselves with the necessary expertise and knowledge, required for a proper choice of main (construction) materials and their utilization with respect to infrastructure durability and service life.
Course content & layout
- theoretical knowledge on fundamental (electro)chemical principles in corrosion science & technology and corrosion control;
- synergy of corrosion science (electrochemistry) and concrete material science (including cement-based microstructure, micromechanics, role of cracks) – a prerequisite for proper assessment of corrosion state & justified corrosion protection for infrastructure;
- “hands-on” practical sessions (lab & field techniques) on qualification and quantification of steel corrosion phenomena, protection techniques, incl. links to cement based materials properties/performance;
- NEW: designated session “Electron microscopy – evaluation of corrosion products and steel |cement paste interface”
- interactive sessions, Q&A modules, case studies;
- novel research and applications (e.g. self-healing, nano-technology for corrosion control);
- invited lectures;
- elevator pitches from participants (optional).