Jorge Luis Gonzalez-Velazuez
Springer; 1st edition
This ebook presents Fractography and Failure Analysis (PDF) at a level that is accessible for non-expert readers; without losing scientific rigor. It offers a comprehensive description of fracture surfaces in engineering materials; with an emphasis on metals; and of the methodology for the observation of fracture surfaces. It also discusses in detail the main fracture mechanisms and their corresponding fracture surfaces; including ductile; brittle; fatigue; and environmental fractures. The last chapter is dedicated to the use of fractography in determining the causes of component failure.
In modern engineering; the analysis of fractured components is a common practice in many fields; such as integrity management systems; materials science research; and failure investigations. As such this ebook is useful for scientists; engineers; loss adjuster surveyors; engineering students; and any professional dealing with fractured components.