Modeling Corrosion in COMSOL Multiphysics®

November 7–9, 2023 11:00 a.m. EST

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Join us to learn how to use simulation software to understand corrosion, corrosion protection, and electrodeposition. As you will learn in this course, all three of these processes can be described and investigated using high-fidelity models that include descriptions of electrode kinetics for multiple competing reactions, mixed potentials, balance of current and charge in the electrolyte and metallic structures, and chemical species transport.

During this training course, you will receive an introduction to the theory and assumptions behind the electrochemistry interfaces in the Corrosion Module and Electrodeposition Module, both add-ons to COMSOL Multiphysics®. With this overview, you will have the background required for making the optimal selection of model descriptions for specific purposes and conditions. After attending the course, you will be able to model galvanic corrosion and impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP), which is used in subsurface and offshore constructions that are immersed in aqueous media. You will also know how simulations can be used to control the quality of the deposited product in electrodeposition. The examples showcased in the course will account for ohmic, activation potential, and mass transport effects on corrosion processes, corrosion protection, and electrodeposition in 2D and 3D geometries.


Day 1

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Introduction, theory, and capabilities
  • Available material models and boundary conditions
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary current densities
  • Mixed electrode potential and competing reactions
  • What type of simulations can be handled
  • Scale vs. complexity
  • Tutorials

3–4 p.m.

Q&A Session

Day 2

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Thin metal structures
  • Thin electrolyte layers
  • Applicable standards: How do I use them?
  • Stationary simulations
  • Time-dependent simulations
  • Sacrificial anodes
  • Coating breakdown
  • Calcareous deposits and deposition on surfaces
  • Fixed and deforming geometries
  • Connected structures and lumped resistance
  • Tutorials

3–4 p.m.

Q&A Session

Day 3

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • ICCP systems
  • Internal corrosion in pipe systems
  • Numerical methods (finite element method (FEM) and boundary element method (BEM))
  • Solver considerations
  • Large models
  • Multiphysics couplings (level set, convection, heat transfer, and stress)
  • Tutorials

3–4 p.m.

Q&A Session

Suggested Background

This course assumes familiarity with the fundamentals of electrochemistry. We strongly recommend that those new to COMSOL Multiphysics® take the COMSOL Multiphysics® Intensive Training course prior to attending this class.

Pricing & Payment Methods

The price for this 3-day course is $795 per person.

We offer an academic discount to those who qualify. The academic rate for this course is $595.

We accept payment by credit card, company purchase order, check, wire, or direct deposit. For security purposes, please do not send credit card information via email.

This training course will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to all paid registrants.

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Burlington, MA 01803

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November 7–9, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. EST (UTC-05:00)
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