COURSE NAME:Failure Analysis of Materials and Prevention


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In manufacturing a component or constructing a structure, design engineers typically consider pertinent factors such as functional requirements, reliability, safety, cost and adverse environmental conditions that might potentially affect their design. Quite unfortunately, however, we regularly come across failure of various engineering designs due to limitations in material performance having been altogether overlooked or critical loading conditions having been conveniently ignored in the analysis. In a nutshell, this course on Engineering Materials Failure Analysis aims to prevent engineering failures (and disasters) by reviewing real life failures. In addition, relevant aspects of the mechanical behavior of materials to the design process are explored and explained. 


-       By successful completion of this short-course, participants

  • Should be able to analyze engineering failures critically in a given design by considering all possible failure mechanisms (sometimes, these failure mechanisms may be competing with one another).
  • Should be able to understand the significance of generic mechanical properties of materials and their behavior when influenced by structural, process and environmental considerations.
  • should be able to obtain greater exposure to the inter-relationship among the material, functional and analytical aspects of the design process.

-       This course will be taught by means of real life case examples. Structural or component failures that involve the following mechanisms will be thoroughly examined.

• Elastic instability
• Plastic yielding
• Brittle fracture
• Fast fracture
• Fatigue mechanisms
• Creep
• Corrosion and other environmental failure
• Failure of composites
• Failure Inspection Techniques, including NDT

Case studies also include failure analysis from mechanical engineering, aerospace, maritime and off-shore structures, mechanical/thermal failures in electronic devices etc.  

ý Day One:

  1. Course introduction and overview of materials science
  2. Overview of the mechanical behavior of materials


ý Day Two:

  1. Material failure modes, the failure analysis process and tools
  2. Mechanisms of ductile and brittle overload fracture

ý Day Three:

  1. 1.     Fracture mechanics
  2. Fractography
  3. Toughening Mechanisms and Strategies for Increasing Fracture Toughness

ý Day Four:

  1. 1.     Fatigue of materials
  2. 2.     Fatigue mechanisms;
  3. 3.     Fatigue crack propagation
  4. 4.     fatigue prevention and prediction


ý Day Five:

  1. 1.     Failure and Fatigue of welds
  2. 2.     Creep
  3. 3.     Corrosion
  4. 4.     Corrosion assisted fatigue

This is a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course targeted at practicing engineers in the industry (mechanical, automotive, aerospace, marine), researchers, professional engineers (PEs), designers, manufacturers and technical specialists with a wide spectrum of interests centered on the problems and challenges associated with failure analysis and design implications of engineering structures and components. With failure analysis becoming increasingly important to engineers and designers, the aim of this course is to provide an intensive introduction to the subject via vivid case examples.  

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