Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081019283

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis

1st Edition

With Case Studies from the Construction Industries

Editors: Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf Mahmood Aliofkhazraei
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081019283
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th April 2018
Page Count: 560
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Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis: With Case Studies from the Construction Industry provides a thorough understanding of the reasons materials fail in certain situations, covering important scenarios including material defects, mechanical failure due to various causes, and improper material selection and/or corrosive environment. The book begins with a general overview of materials failure analysis and its importance, and then logically proceeds from a discussion of the failure analysis process, types of failure analysis, and specific tools and techniques, to chapters on analysis of materials failure from various causes.

Failure can occur for several reasons, including: materials defects-related failure, materials design-related failure, or corrosion-related failures. The suitability of the materials to work in a definite environment is an important issue. The results of these failures can be catastrophic in the worst case scenarios, causing loss of life. This important reference covers the most common types of materials failure, and provides possible solutions.

Key Features

  • Provides the most up-to-date and balanced coverage of failure analysis, combining foundational knowledge and current research on the latest developments and innovations in the field
  • Offers an ideal accompaniment for those interested in materials forensic investigation, failure of materials, static failure analysis, dynamic failure analysis, and fatigue life prediction
  • Presents compelling new case studies from key industries to demonstrate concepts and to assist users in avoiding costly errors that could result in catastrophic events


Materials engineers, structural engineers, chemists, and research scientists working in materials engineering and failure analysis

Table of Contents

Part I: Basics and Introduction to Failure Analysis

1. Materials Failure Analysis: An overview of relative industry

2. Principles of Failure Analysis (how a failure analysis is performed)

3. Classifications and types of Materials Failure Analysis

4. Tools and Techniques in Failure Analysis

5. Basics of Materials Failure analysis due to mechanical effects

Part II: Failure Due to first reason

6. Case 1

7. Case 2

8. Case 3

9. Case 4

Part III: Failure Due to second reason

10. Case 1

11. Case 2

12. Case 3

13. Case 4

Details of specific case studies will be clarified once the project has been approved and the others can move forward with finalizing commitments from contributors.


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About the Editor

Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf

Dr. Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf is a Professor of Materials Science and Technology in the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, and a Consultant and Expert Reviewer for several international companies, funding agencies and universities, and Advisor Editor for Elsevier, USA. He has won numerous national and international prestigious awards including Humboldt Research Award for Experienced Scientists at Max Planck Institute, Germany, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, NSF Fellow, and Dept. of Energy Fellow, USA, Belgian Federal Science Research Fellowship, Arab Youth Excellence Award in Innovation, Shoman Award in Engineering Science, National Prize of Egypt in Advanced Science and Technology, Egyptian Prize of Excellence in Surface Technology and Corrosion, Egyptian Prize of Excellence and Innovation in Materials Science and their Applications 2009, and An-Najah Prize for Research. Dr. Makhlouf is the editor of 13 books, 20 book chapters and over 180 articles. He is Senior Editor of Insciences Journal, Nanotechnology Section. He supervised and graduated 10 PhD and Master’s students, and 3 postdoctoral fellows. He is also a member of the European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers, an Expert Evaluator for the EU’s FP7, expert for the German Ministry of Education and Research, reviewer for the German Academic Exchange Service, and expert for the German Aerospace Center. He is a reviewer and panelist for the NSF programs: MME, MEP, and CREST, and a reviewer for the US Fulbright Commission, the Qatar Foundation, the Kuwait Foundation, and the National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation, Kazakhstan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Materials Science and Technology in the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, and International Metallurgical Consultant and Expert Reviewer for several leading companies, funding agencies and universities, organizer and session chair at numerous international conferences, and advisor editor for Elsevier, USA.

Mahmood Aliofkhazraei

Mahmood Aliofkhazraei is assistant professor in the department of materials science at the Tarbiat Modares University, where he also earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in corrosion and protection of materials. Dr. Aliofkhazraei has authored over 60 scientific publications on nanostructured coatings and thin films and has received numerous scientific awards, such as Khwarizmi award. He was selected among the 10 top best nanotechnologists in his country.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

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