EFA Keywords

Engineering Failure Analysis has traditionally contained author indexes and contents lists at the end of each year. Useful though these are,we believe that they would be enhanced by the addition of indexes compiled fromkeywords associated with each paper. This would allow readers to identifygroups of papers in similar areas.

In an electronicenvironment, the need for a uniform keyword system is particularly important tofacilitate effective information search and retrieval. To ensure a consistentapproach we have prepared a list of preferred keywords for use. This list isnot exhaustive and should be used as a guideline. If you feel there are seriousomissions please do not hesitate to contact the Editor-in-Chief or Publisher toensure that new terms are added.

Abrasive wear
Abrasive wheel failures
ABS
Accident investigation
Acoustic emission
Age hardening
Aging
Air conditioner
Aircraft
Aircraft failures
Airworthiness
Aluminium bronze
Architectural failures
Automotive design
Automotive failures
Bacterial corrosion
Bearing failure(s)
Bend strength
Blade failures
Blade vibration
Blowouts
Boiler failure(s)
Boiler tube
Bore eccentricity
Brass plates
Breaking load
Bridge failures
Brittle fracture
Buckling
Building failures
Cannons
Carburization
Cast iron
Casting defects
Cathodic protection
Cavitation failures
Ceramic machining
Chain
Chemical analysis
Chemical-plant failures
Chloride
Cleavage fracture
Coating failures
Code of practice
Cold forging
Cold working
Combustion chamber
Compliance
Composite(s)
Compression spall
Compressor
Compressor blades
Compressor disc
Conical end
Correlations, mechanicalproperties
Corrosion
Corrosion fatigue
Corrosion monitoring
Corrosion protection
Crack arrest
Crack growth
Crack opening modes
Cracks
Cranes
Creep
Creep crack growth
Creep ductility
Creep fatigue interaction
Creep mixture
Creep rupture
Crevice corrosion
Critical crack size
Crystallinity
Cumulative damage
Damage assessment
Damage tolerance
Debonding
Decarburization
Decohesion
Defect tolerance
Defects
Deflection
Degeneration
Degradation
Delamination
Design
Dezincification
Diaphragm failures
Die failures
Die-marks
Dimensional conformance
Disasters
Dislocation structure
Downhole
Drill collar
Drill pipe
Drilling failures
Ductile fracture
Dynamic stress analysis
Ecological impact
Economiser tube
Edge failure
Electrodeposition
Electronic-device failures
Embrittlement
Engine failures
Engines
Environmental interaction
Environmental safety
Environmentally-assistedcracking
Erosion
Expert systems
Explosion(s)
External-pressure buckling
Fail safe
Failure analysis
Failure assessment diagram
Failure diagnostics
Failure mechanism
Failure modes
Failures
Fast fracture
Fasteners
Fatigue
Fatigue assessment
Fatigue crack
Fatigue crack growth
Fatigue crack retardation
Fatigue data
Fatigue design
Fatigue failure
Fatigue life
Fatigue limit
Fatigue markings
Fatigue testing
Fatigue thresholds
Finite element analysis
Fir-tree root
Fitness for purpose
Forensic engineering
Forensic metallurgy
Fouling
Fractography
Fracture
Fracture damage
Fracture mechanics
Fracture surfaces
Fracture toughness
Free-cutting steel
Fretting
Fuel injection tubes
Galvanic corrosion
Galvanised wire
Gas-turbine failures
Gear-tooth failures
Gelling
Glass ceramics
Grain growth
Grain size
Graphite electrode
Grey iron
Guide vane failure
Handtool failures
Hazards
Heading
Heat-affected zone
Heat-exchanger failures
Heat pipes
Heat treatment
High cycle fatigue
High temperature fatigue
High tensile wire
Historical failures
Holed plate
Hosepipes
Hot corrosion
Hot rolling
Hot shortness
Hydrogen
Hydrogen-assisted cracking
Hydrogen damage
Hydrogen embrittlement
Hydrotest
Impact
Impact energy
Impeller
Impeller failures
Incident investigation
Inclusions
Inductive learning
Integrity management
Intergranular corrosion
Intergranular fracture
J-integral
Joint failures
Knowledge acquisition
Landing gear
Legal liability
Life assessment
Life extension
Life prediction
Liquid metal attack
Liquid metal embrittlement
Load history
Machinery failure(s)
Machining marks
Magnets
Maintenance
Mechanical connections
Mechanical testing
Medical implant failures
Metal dusting
Metallic area
Metallography
Metallurgical examination
Metallurgical failureanalysis
Microanalysis
Micro-mechanical systems
Microstructures
Moment distribution
Multiaxial fatigue
Multi-site damage
Nitriding
Non-destructive inspection
Non-destructive testing
Notches
Nozzle guide vanes
Nylon
Offshore failures
Overheating
Overload
Oxidation
Paris law
Patch repairs
Petrochemical
s-Phase
Photo-oxidative degradation
Pin joints
Pipeline failures
Pitting corrosion
Plane strain
Plane stress
Plant life monitoring
Plastic deformation
Polarization curves
Polyethylene
Polymer degradation
Polypropylene
Power plant
Power-plant failures
Preheat
Pressure difference
Pressure-vessel failures
Prestressing
Probability
Process-plant failures
Product liability
Production failures
Pump failures
Quench cracks
Radiator
Railway engineering
Recrystallization
Reduction gear
Reheat cracking
Reinforcement
Reliability analysis
Remaining life
Repairs
Residual life
Residual stress
Resistance press
Resonance stress
Retained austenite
Reviews
Risk assessment
Rolling mill
Rope failures
Rope wear
Rotting
Runway slope
S?N curves
Safe life
Safety
Seat belts
Service exposed
Shafts
Ships, failure
Short cracks
Simulation tests
Slack quench
Slow crack growth
Space frames
Spalling
Sports equipment failures
Spring
Standard
Static failure
Structural failures
Strain ageing
Strain analysis
Strain gauging
Strain rate
Stress analysis
Stress concentrations
Stress corrosion cracking
Stress distribution
Stress intensity factors
Stress relief
Stress rupture test
Structural failures
Structural integrity
Structural optimisation
Structural steel
Sugar plant
Sulphide inclusions
Super duplex
Surface coatings
Surface cracks
Surface finish
Surface layers
Tank
Tank failures
Temper embrittlement
Tensile properties
Texture
Thermal expansion
Thermal fatigue
Thermal history
Thermal power plant
Thermal seizure
Thermal shock
Thermal stress
Thermogravimetric analysis
Thread rolling
Threaded connection
Threaded fasteners
Toe crack
Toe grinding
Tool and die failures
Tool stresses
Trajectory analysis
Transgranular fracture
Turbine blade
Turbine blade failure(s)
Turbine disk
Turbine disk failures
Turbine failures
Turbine rotor
Valve failures
Vehicle failures
Vibration
Void
X-ray analysis
Water pipes
Wear
Weld(s)
Weld decay
Weld fatigue
Weld line
Weld repairs
Weld toe
Welded fabrications
Welding
Welds
Whirling
Wire rods
Wire ropes
Witness marks
Wreckage distribution