Corrosion Failures and Analysis

By Prof. Kallol Mondal   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 732
The course will focus on citing failures of component due to corrosion and analysis of the corrosion events, which have led to the failures. It will take examples from different fields and industries such as (i) Household, (ii) Construction, (iii) Petrochemical, (iv) Naval structures and (v) Medical. The course will also discuss the possible protection philosophies on the basis of (i) Materials, (ii) Change of environment, (iii) Design, (iv) Coatings, (v) Inhibitors.

INTENDED AUDIENCE      :  Bachelor and Master students Industry people, where corrosion is a problem PhD student working in corrosion

PREREQUISITES               :  Chemical Thermodynamics, Phase transformation and Electrochemistry

INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT   :  Oil companies, Chemical companies and Power sector, construction

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 17 Sep 2021
Exam Date : 26 Sep 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 09 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
  • Materials Joining
  • Minor in Metallurgy
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week-1: Introduction
  • Definition of corrosion and damage due to corrosion in engineering applications
  • General factors affecting corrosion
  • Uniform corrosion
Week-2: Corrosion failures
  • Galvanic corrosion
Week-3: Corrosion failures 
  • Galvanic corrosion
  • Petrochemical industries
Week-4: Corrosion failures 
  • Galvanic corrosion
  • Dealloying
  • Intergranular corrosion
Week-5: Corrosion failures
  • Intergranular corrosion
  • Crevice corrosion
Week-6: Corrosion failures
  • Crevice corrosion
  • Pitting
Week-7: Corrosion failures
  • Pitting
  • Erosion corrosion
Week-8: Corrosion failures
  • Erosion corrosion
  • Corrosion cracking

Books and references

1.Corrosion Engineering–by M.G.Fontana and V.D.Greene, Publisher: McGraw Hill Book Company, New York. 
2.An Introduction to Metallic Corrosion– by U.R.Evans., Publisher: Edward Arnold, London 
3.Fundamentals of Corrosion– by J.C.Scully, Pergamon Press, Oxford 
4.High Temperature Oxidation of Metals– by P. Kofstad, John Wilie& Sons Inc., New York, Corrosion - Part I and Part II (MOOC Courses) - Kallol Mondal, Corrosion Failures: Theories, Case studies and Solutions –K. Elayaperumal and V.S. Raja, John Wiley and Sons

Instructor bio

Prof. Kallol Mondal

IIT Kanpur
Kallol Mondal is an associate professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur. His specializations are phase transformations of metals and alloys, corrosion and oxidation behavior and multi-phase steel development.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 26 September 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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