Fractography and Failure Analysis
- Department of Materials
Lectores summarise basic methods of fractographic analysis used both in the research of new materials and technologies and in the failure analysis of machines and structures. The first part of lectures deals with historical background of fractography in relation with experimental techniques. The second part deals with detail description of different methodological procedures of fractographic analysis. All methods are illustrated by the help of case studies realised in fractographic laboratory of the Department of Materials.
Fracture mechanics 1,2
Physical metalurgy 1,2,
Experimental methods 2.
- Syllabus of lectures:
1. Historical aspects of fractographic analysis in relation with development of experimental techniques. 2. Importance and value of failure analysis. 3. The basic experimental methods and equipments used in fractography. 4. Qualitative fractography - morphologic and fractographic features, failure mechanisms. 5. Quantitative fractography - reconstitution of fatigue crack history. 6. Failure analysis - case studies.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
Basic methods of fractographics analysis and its application both in the research of new materials and technologies and in the failure analysis of machines and structures.
Application of the fractography in study of failure processes in practice..
- Study materials:
 BECKER, W.T. - SHIPLEY, R.J.: ASM Handbook, Volume 11
„Failure Analysis and Prevention“. Materials Park, Ohio 2002, 1164 p.
 JONES, D.R.H.: Failure Analysis Case Studies. Oxford, Elsevier 1998, 433 p.
 JONES, D.R.H.: Failure Analysis Case Studies II. Oxford, Elsevier 2001.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: