The course on Corrosion Science & Corrosion Control for Infrastructure (CSC2I) is an interdisciplinary course, encompassing fundamental aspects of corrosion science & technology, corrosion control and materials’ science for civil engineering. 

The course targets material classes as metals & alloys, concrete, coatings & composites. Corrosion-induced degradation and corrosion protection for main infrastructure will be discussed, including steel structures, with an emphasis on reinforced concrete structures.

In view of the broad and challenging world of Corrosion Science & Technology, especially considering the scope and reach of infrastructure-related phenomena, The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at TU Delft offers this annual course as an alliance of lectures and practical sessions. The course encompasses  theoretical background and fundamental knowledge in electrochemistry in view of metals’ corrosion, together with hands-on sessions – intensive practical sessions on corrosion knowledge application (lab and semi-field). 

Targeted audience

  • The course is intended for people working in the field of corrosion engineering, civil engineering and material science, where fundamental and practical knowledge of corrosion science, technology and corrosion control will bring understanding of challenges towards solving issues and finding solutions.
  • No preliminary or initial training is required, although it is presumed that the participant has knowledge and basic background of general material science, corrosion-related degradation mechanisms and/or concrete material science.

Participants*

The course is designed in a manner, suitable for:

  • MSc, PhD** students
  • Postdoc researchers
  • Academic and industry professionals

*In view of optimum execution of the hands-on sessions, places are limited to 30 for “corrosion/corrosion control and CP in civil structures” and 20 for “local electrochemistry”

**PhD students, who completed the full one-week course, will receive a certificate in accordance with TU Delft Graduate School (GS) regulations. The full course will account for 5 GS credits. An example for the relevant Certificate can be found here: (ECTS certificate)

Outcome and gain for course participants: * knowledge on fundamental principles of the main degradation mechanism in infrastructure i.e. corrosion (metals in general and reinforced concrete in particular) and how to protect structures from corrosion; * understanding on identification and formulation of the risks and costs related to corrosion phenomena and making decision and argumentative choice/selection of material classes and protection techniques; * appraisal and weigh-up of the importance of a multidisciplinary approach (e.g. electrochemistry, chemistry and concrete material science) within corrosion assessment and control for infrastructure.