After studying this course, you should be able to:
differentiate between and describe dissolution, degredation and corrosion as they affect the deterioration of structural materials
predict electrochemical behaviour between dissimilar metals
explain galvanic corrosion in terms of the electrochemical series
distinguish between the hoop and longitudinal stresses in a pressure-vessel wall, and specify them in terms of the pressure, wall thickness and diameter of the vessel
describe the loads in the various parts of a structure and the most likely load path.