Comprehensive coverage of both the "how" and "why" of metal failuresrevised and updated
Metal Failures has become a classic engineering resource known for its concise and authoritative treatment of both the mechanisms of metal failure and the examination methods used to determine the reasons for failure. This Second Edition has been updated throughout, and features new or expanded coverage of topics including elastic behavior and plastic deformation, localized necking, the phenomenological aspects of fatigue, fatigue crack propagation, the staircase method, alloys and coatings, tensors, and tensor notations.
The analytical methods presented in the book include stress analysis, fracture mechanics, fatigue analysis, corrosion science, and nondestructive testing. Numerous case studies illustrate the application of basic principles of metallurgy and failure analysis to a wide variety of real-world situations. Sample problems and solutions are also provided to help bridge the gap between theory and application. Readers learn how to investigate and analyze failures that involve:
- Alloys and coatings
- Thermal and residual stresses
- Corrosion and cracking
- Brittle and ductile fractures
- Creep and fatigue
- Friction and wear
The proven methods of examination and analysis presented in this book enable investigators to conduct successful investigations of the causes of metal failures that may lead to design or manufacturing improvements that prevent future failures.
Metal Failures, Second Edition is an excellent learning tool for senior-level students in mechanical, materials, aerospace, and civil engineering, as well as for professionals involved in metal failure analysis.
Keywords: Failure Fracture, Metal Failures, A. J. McEvily, Jirapong Kasivitamnuay, key failure mechanisms, elastic behavior and plastic deformation, localized necking, the phenomenological aspects of fatigue, fatigue crack propagation, alloys and coatings, tensors and tensor notations