Failure Analysis in Engineering Applications deals with equipment and machine design together with examples of failures and countermeasures to avoid such failures. This book analyzes failures in facilities or structures and the ways to prevent them from happening in the future. The author describes conventional terms associated with failure or states of failure including the strength of materials, as well as the procedure in failure analysis (materials used, design stress, service conditions, simulation, examination of results). The author also describes the mechanism of fatigue failure and prediction methods to estimate the remaining life of affected structures. The author cites some precautions to be followed in actual failure analysis such as detailed observation on the fracture site, removal of surface deposits (for example, rusts) without altering the fracture size or shape, The book gives examples of analysis of failure involving a crane head sheave hanger, wire rope, transmission shaft, environmental failure of fastening screws, and failures in rail joints. This book is intended for civil and industrial engineers, for technical designers or engineers involved in the maintenance of equipment, machineries, and structures.
Filling a gap in the literature, Practical Engineering Failure Analysis vividly demonstrates the correct methodology to conduct successful failure analyses, as well as offering the background necessary for these investigations. This authoritative reference covers procedures to reduce the occurrence of component failures due to errors in material selection, design, and manufacturing, as well as fatigue, stress, cracking, creep, and operating conditions. A single-source tool to help professionals avoid costly system failures, improve plant operation and system reliability, and prevent accidents related to component malfunction
The selection and application of engineered materials is an integrated process that requires an understanding of the interaction between materials properties, manufacturing characteristics, design considerations, and the total life cycle of the product. This reference book on engineering plastics provides practical and comprehensive coverage on how the performance of plastics is characterized during design, property testing, and failure analysis. The fundamental structure and properties of plastics are reviewed for general reference, and detailed articles describe the important design factors, properties, and failure mechanisms of plastics. The effects of composition, processing, and structure are detailed in articles on the physical, chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Other articles cover failure mechanisms such as: crazing and fracture; impact loading; fatigue failure; wear failures, moisture related failure; organic chemical related failure; photolytic degradation; and microbial degradation. Characterization of plastics in failure analysis is described with additional articles on analysis of structure, surface analysis, and fractography.
This "must have" reference work for semiconductor professionals and researchers provides a basic understanding of how the most commonly used tools and techniques in silicon-based semiconductors are applied to understanding the root cause of electrical failures in integrated circuits.
Understand, Diagnose--and Avoid--Composite Material Failures Failure Analysis of Industrial Composite Materials Whether youâ¬"re a designer focused on prevention, or a troubleshooting detective trying to piece together what went wrong, engineers who work with industrial composite materials applications will find all the answers in this comprehensive, state-of-the-art compendium. Failure Analysis of Industrial Composite Materials spotlights every aspect of fracture and failure (including avoidance) in those ever-more-important polymer, ceramic, and metal matrix materials. Spanning the entire spectrum of failures and fractures, this task-simplifying resource covers the many details of evaluation, specific causes and conditions, materials, and applications, as documented by international leaders in the field. You get all the easy-to-implement information you need on: â¬¢ The latest testing and analysis procedures â¬¢ Detailed data on the complete range of causes of fractures and failures in a broad range of materials â¬¢ Engineering confidence levels and their determination â¬¢ Design criteria for the complete range of materials and applications â¬¢ Specific case studies in aerospace, construction, and medical engineering From crack initiation to crack growth, from notch-size effect to damage-tolerant design, this important new reference supplies quality and safety assurance and support to engineers who design and work with composites. Failure Analysis of Industrial Composite Materials is an all-in-one tool packed with facts, guidance, and foresight you'll be glad to have on the job, for projects large and small.
Metallurgical Failure Analysis: Techniques and Case Studies explores how components fail and what measures should be taken to avoid future failures. The book introduces the subject of failure analysis; covers the fundamentals and methodology of failure analysis, including fracture and fractography of metals and alloys and the tools and techniques used in a failure investigation; examines 37 case studies on high performance engineering components; features experimental results comprised of visual-, fractographic-, or metallographic- examination, hardness measurements and chemical analysis; includes illustrations and evidence obtained through test results to enhance understanding; and suggests suitable remedial measures when possible. The various case studies are classified according to the major causes of failures. The case studies pertain to: Improper Material Selection, Manufacturing Defects, Casting Defects, Overload, Fatigue, Corrosion Induced Failures, Hydrogen Embrittlement and Stress Corrosion Cracking, Wear and Elevated Temperature Failures. The book contains information gathered over three decades of the author’s experience handling a variety of failure cases and will go a long way toward inspiring practicing failure analysts. The book is designed for scientists, metallurgists, engineers, quality control inspectors, professors and students alike. Explores the fundamentals and methodology of failure analysis Examines the major causes of component failures Teaches a systematic approach to investigation to determine the cause of a failure Features 37 case studies on high performance engineering components
Techniques and Applications for Electronic and Electrical Packages, Components, and Assemblies
Author: Perry L. Martin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Technology & Engineering
For electronic parts suppliers, systems designers, and fabricators--to help protect against product and system failure: Features: components ranging from microelectronics to wires and cables; a wealth of case studies; extremely comprehensive coverage of the entire industry.
Solve, correct, and avoid critical material failure problems Expertly analyze failures in common materials with Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials. This investigatory/analytical tool by Charles R. Brooks and Ashok Choudhury is a time-saving, one-stop reference for engineers. A soundly written introduction to principals and practices, it’s invaluable for failure inquiries involving metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, and electronic materials. You get: * Practical, hands-on help with selecting and justifying analytic methods * Numerous case studies that illustrate the use of analytical tools to determine the condition of the material * Comparative fractographs to help you pinpoint fracture type.
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