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: 1st 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

Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf was formerly a Professor: Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering Dept., University of Texas, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Department, University of Texas, 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