By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Materials Advisory Board, Committee on Assessing Corrosion Education
The risk from the degradation of fabrics within the engineered items that force our economic system, retain our citizenry fit, and maintain us secure from terrorism and belligerent threats has been good documented through the years. And but little attempt appears to be like to were made to use the nation's engineering neighborhood to constructing a greater realizing of corrosion and the mitigation of its results. The engineering group should have a high-quality realizing of the actual and chemical bases of corrosion, in addition to an knowing of the engineering concerns surrounding corrosion and corrosion abatement. still, corrosion engineering isn't really a required path within the curriculum of so much bachelor measure courses in MSE and similar engineering fields, and in lots of courses, the topic isn't really even to be had. hence, such a lot bachelor-level graduates of fabrics- and design-related courses have an insufficient history in corrosion engineering rules and practices. To strive against this challenge, the booklet makes a couple of brief- and long term innovations to and executive enterprises, academic associations, and groups to extend schooling and knowledge, and eventually supply the incoming group the information they want.
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For instance, DOD takes an aggressive stance against corrosion, which directly affects its readiness, but it is unclear whether the nation is producing engineering practitioners who can implement the corrosion strategies of DOD and other national entities. The challenges industry faces with regard to corrosion and the scarcity of professional staff knowledgeable about corrosion make for a difficult situation, and the methods used to cope will be described. Industry challenges include the long-term maintenance and safety of structures, pipelines, and highways.
Many programs provide the second category of course—that is, an overview of corrosion in classes required for all students. One approach in this category is an introductory, survey-type course offered early in an undergraduate curriculum. Other schools might cover corrosion in a course on the mechanical behavior of materials. Most textbooks for this type of course present corrosion at the back of the book, adding some elementary electrochemistry to build on a foundation of thermodynamics and physical metallurgy gained earlier.
Figure 1-10 illustrates damage done to the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, an example of what corrosion can do to DOD assets. org/CorrDefense%20WebPage%20Content/WhyDODMustProtectItsAssets. aspx. Accessed February 2008. 23 24 Assessment of C o r ro s i o n E d u c at i o n FIGURE 1-10 Corrosion on the flight deck of a naval aircraft carrier. eps bitmap image The Department of Defense acquires, operates, and maintains a vast array of physical assets, ranging from aircraft, ground vehicles, ships, and other materiel to buildings, airfields, ports, and other infrastructure.