Monday, February 4, 2013

Canada - Corrosion Education - iPhone App on Corrosion developed by University of Toronto Engineering Student

Corrosive behavior? There's an app for that on iphone

Corrosion iPhone app developed by University of Toronto engineering student Jason Tam is finding a grateful audience among professional engineers and engineering students.

Tam created the app last year when Professor Steven Thorpe asked his MSE 315 Environmental Degradation of Materials students whether anyone would be interested in developing an app that provided corrosion terminologies, formulae, and benchmarking data.

Thorpe had originally hoped to find an existing app that students could use in the course, which primarily deals with electrochemical and corrosion behavior of engineering materials in various applications. He could only find one less-than-ideal app in the iTunes store that didn’t even spell 'corrosion' correctly.

The app now sells for 99 cents on the iTunes app store and all proceeds go to the George B. Craig Scholarship, an in-course award designated for an academically high-performing upper-year Materials Engineering student with demonstrated financial need.

The app includes a glossary of more than 300 technical corrosion engineering terms, a list of constants, such as the Boltzmann constant, reference electrodes and schematics, and even virtual corrosion experiments. For example, you can explore crevice corrosion on the Titanic.

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Publication Date: 01 Feb 2013

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