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Module

CME8118 : Stability and Sustainability of Materials

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Mark Geoghegan
  • Lecturer: Professor Tom Joyce
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To give student a good understanding on
•       Why materials degrade
•       Different mechanisms of materials failure
•       How it is dependent on the environment and ambient chemistry
•       How can we predict if it will degrade
•       Kinetics of degradation
•       How to measure the kinetics of degradation
•       Standard methods of protection against degradation

And a good appreciation of
•       How different mechanical and chemical conditions can increase degradation/failure (Dr T. Joyce)
•       What specialist techniques are available to characterise them in Nuclear (Dr Nouraei) or off-shore structures

Outline Of Syllabus

Materials compatibility, degradation and corrosion
Definitions of different kinds of corrosion and corrosion failure – Health and Safety Implications
Thermodynamics and electrochemical materials chemistry
The electrochemical series and stability diagrams
Pourbaix Diagrams for materials stability
Electrochemical kinetics and corrosion rates
Corrosion Protection
Theoretical analysis of corrosion
Practical demonstration of corrosion failure
Specialist Lectures 1 – Materials under Stress (failure of implants)
Specialist Lectures 2 – Materials under stress (Nuclear, Offshore)

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable