Failure Analysis and Prevention
Volume 11 serves as a reference to help readers understand the causes of failures and prevent future occurrences. It covers fatigue and fracture, distortion, corrosion, and wear as well as the practices of systematic failure analysis and the essential tools and techniques. It describes the phenomenological characteristics of many forms of failure, explaining how they are observed and what they reveal about the design, manufacturing, and service history of failed components and the materials from which they are made. It presents examples probing the underlying mechanisms of ductile and brittle fracture, fatigue, monotonic overload, creep and stress rupture, pitting, crevice corrosion, stress-corrosion cracking, high-temperature corrosion, liquid metal embrittlement, and hydrogen damage as well as abrasive and adhesive wear, fretting, erosive and corrosive wear, impact wear, rolling contact, and liquid impingement erosion. It explains how to measure or otherwise assess composition, microstructure, mechanical properties, fracture surfaces, and stress states, and how to interpret data and observations in the context of process, structure, property, performance relationships. For information on the print version of Volume 11, ISBN: 978-1-62708-293-8, follow this link.
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