Welcome to 41653
Course in Corrosion (theory and engineering)
On this page you can find information about the course Corrosion (theory and engineering).
The course Corrosion (theory and engineering) is a 10 point course.
The course is placed in E5 in the weekly schedule, which means that there is teaching from 8.00 - 17.00 every Wednesday in the fall semester term.
Notice, that the homepage/DVD also contains the theoretical lectures and the exercise guides. Furthermore it contains links to a large amount of helpful and relevant homepages about corrosion and materials.
Note! You will be divided into 4 teams. If you are not happy with the way we have made the teams this can be changed. We are probably 16
students (absolute maximum) in this year’s course and the result is 4-5 students/ team.
Theory book:The theory book that is selected for this year's course, is:Useful links:Training assignments Primarily online
In connection with the book's chapters theory tasks (home assignments) can be found on the homepage, furthermore a number of useful links, which can give more information, about the material that is to be worked through either in connection with lectures or private study. Be familiar with the homepage.
At the homepage, where you can find a large amount of information and links s to databases
For instance the composition of a material, find a relevant standard in connection with a corrosion test or find a dictionary, which explains a technical term. These databases are found under "Important databases".
Here you can elaborate on your knowledge and gain a better understanding of the material by finding contact to both the research world and the commercial world via different links chosen by us. In addition to these facilities you can find a lot of information about corrosion protection on the homepage and from time to time project possibilities for students will appear so those who got desire to work with both corrosion and surface technology will have an option to do so.
DVD is issued:
As to instructions for the practices you'll get this handed out on a DVD and as part of the practice instructions we have tried to communicate with video sequences things such as how the equipment is used, and which outcome is to be expected. Furthermore you will find videos about corrosion, which will makes it easier for you to learn, and bring the theory from the lectures into useable practical knowledge.
We highly recommend viewing the video instructions for the application of the equipment before the practice take place in the afternoon. We have produced a lot of video sequences, which will guide you through the use of the equipment step by step. We have tried to make an effort to make it fun an easy to use the equipment, because we think that it is the results of the practice, that are the most important and not problems with equipment. Our equipment is brand new, so you will be handling some of the most advanced tools available on the market. It is almost fully automated, but that doesn’t mean you should stop thinking.
We therefore hope that this will give you more time to become focused on the data you get out of the instruments. We will be happy to discuss the results with you. It is important, that you understand the results of the practices. If not you will experience problems during the special assignment (“The apprenticeship”), since we expect you to apply your acquired knowledge – both the theoretical as well as the practical – to solve a relevant “everyday problem in corrosion”.Hence we strongly advise you to hand in your Exercise results for correction. If you have problems, ask us instead of letting it slide – it is especially problematic when we are so many participants in the groups. It’s better to ask two times too much than one time to little…
When you start the “apprenticeship” you will usually be divided into groups of two students, so we will quickly discover if the basics are not understood. Thankfully this is a rare occurrence, but we would like you to take responsibility for understanding the basics. Obviously it is important that you hand in the results for each exercise, since this is one of the few ways that you can evaluate your knowledge.
”The Virtual Laboratory”.
We have tried to ease the practical work by implementing ”The Virtual Laboratory”. This entails a number of “virtual” files on the DVD or on the lab computers, which is supposed to help in the understanding of the subjects.
Each group must hand in one report for each practical before commencement of the next practical (this is important). The report should be loaded up to Campus net or if not possible handed by email to me email@example.com, I will correct it and returned it to you via Campus Net.
The reports are required to have a front-page, which includes the all name, studynumbers and the number of the exercise. A template of a front-page is included on the DVD – please use this front page
Once you have completed the various basic practices, you will be divided into smaller groups (2 participants – maximum 3 in each group) for the last assignment which we call “the apprenticeship”.
You are here supposed to engage a problem from “the real world” and show that you can apply the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired during the course. You are allowed to get help just like in “real life”. As stated we plan on having 2 participants in each group and the assignment scheduled to take 4 weeks. It is important that you plan this assignment carefully or there might be problems in completing it. Most of the “apprenticeship pieces” this year have an industry participant, but a couple of the projects might also have other partners such as technological service institutes.
Some of the assignments come from research and development departments at big companies from both
and other countries. Nobody knows the solution to the problem you study. It is your job to investigate the problem and make a statement. In this period you are supposed to undertake part of or the entire communication with the company, so you should be prepared for communication in written as well as verbal English. Make sure that you become familiar with the technical terms in English in relation to the area during the course. This is also the reason why we teach this course in English. Remember that your place of work in the future takes place on the global arena and not just in Denmark . At the presentation in December of the apprenticeship – last day of the course – the industry participants will join the presentation to get informed about your results. The language is English. If your assignment includes foreign companies you will have to do the written part of “the apprenticeship” in English – otherwise it is optional. Denmark
The evaluation of the apprenticeship contributes with 50% of the grade. The other 50% is the result of the later oral examination based on syllabus.
PC - Access:
In connection with completion of the course we have necessary access to PC and the internet.
If you experience “digital problems”, you must contact us immediately, but we hope that we have solved most of the potential problems. We believe that the benefits of using internet and digital video far outweighs the possible problems and increases the possibility of making the practices interesting and also prepare you for a coming “job situation” in the area of the material sciences.
Practice Schedule /Theory material and other material
What is "The Special Assignment" also known as "The Apprenticeship" ?
Pdf-files are uploaded to CampusNet during the course.
Course base description of the course (including the purpose of the course)
NB only online
Security (Chemical manuals for KU and DTU)
NB only online
Self extracting PowerPoint-video lecture
90 MB - 9:48 min.
NB only on
Other DTU courses about materials technology with relation to this course:
41650 Materials Science - NB only online
41654 Physical Metallurgy - NB only online
41682 Corrosion and Materials Selection - NB only online
41655 Advanced Surface Technology - NB only online
41656 Materials in Advanced Applications and Products - NB only online
Materials Technology Specialization - What is that ? NB only online in danish
List of participants
Photos from a practical
Brugsanvisning til Excel 97
(Danish basic instruction to Excel 97)
NB only on
About the book Corrosion and Protection (Engineering Materials and Processes)Organisation of Danish Surface Treaters DO
Relevant links to the book Corrosion and Protection (Engineering Materials and Processes)
NB only online
Suggestions for Master Projects
NB only online
NB only online - Various corrections to the DVD v. 1.18 (current)
Per Møller NB only online Note that Per prefers to receive mail on his Private Email
Marianne Burggraaf Buendia NB only online
Steffen Munch NB only online
Laila Leth NB only online
Peter Jacob Schwencke Westermann NB only online
Niels Gjerløff NB only online
Webmaster NB only online
Write webmaster if you have suggestions to improvements or find blatant errors.
NB The content of the current homepage is in the process of being converted to english, so some material will still be presented in danish.
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