Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Aerospace and Automotive Industries

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Aerospace and Automotive Industries

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Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis: With Case Studies from the Aerospace and Automotive Industries provides a thorough understanding of the reasons materials fail in certain situations, covering important scenarios, including material defects, mechanical failure as a result of improper design, corrosion, surface fracture, and other environmental causes.

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. Later chapters feature a selection of newer examples of failure analysis cases in such strategic industrial sectors as aerospace, oil & gas, and chemicals.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 524 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 30.48mm | 900g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128009500
  • 9780128009505

Table of contents

Part 1. Failure Analysis in Aircraft and Aerospace Structures

1. Strategies for Static Failure Analysis on Aerospace Structures

2. Strategies for Dynamic Failure Analysis on Aerospace Structures

3. The Evolution of Failure Analysis at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Lessons Learned

4. Fleet Impact Resulting from a Space Shuttle Columbia Main Engine Controller Wire Failure during Mission STS-93

5. Fatigue Failures of Aeronautical Items: Trainer Aircraft Canopy Lever Reverse, Rescue Helicopter Main Rotor Blade and Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Ground-Attack Main Wheel

6. Failure Investigations of Helicopter Tail Rotor Gearbox Casings at Agustawestland Limited

7. Failures of Rotorcraft and Fixed-Wing Aircraft Aerospace Components

8. Suspension and Landing Gear Failures

9. Fatigue as a Cause of Failure of Aircraft Engine Cylinder Head

10. Analysis of an Engine Bevel Pinion Failure

11. Failure due to Synergistic Fracture and Pitting Corrosion of Ruptured Bolts in a LARZAC Engine of Alpha Jet

12. A Failure-Processing Scheme based on Kalman Prediction and the Reliability Analysis for 25kVA Generators used on IDF

13. Fatigue Failure in Aircraft Structural Components

14. Chemical Analysis Techniques for Failure Analysis: Part 1, Common Instrumental Methods

15. Chemical Analysis Techniques for Failure Analysis: Part 2, Examples from the Lab

Part 2. Failure Analysis in Automotive and Transportation Structures

16. Characterization of Steel Cut-edge Properties for Improved Life Predictions for Preventing Automotive Structural Failure

17. Failure Analysis Cases of Components of Automotive and Locomotive Engines

18. Failure Mechanisms and Modes Analysis of Vehicle Exhaust Components and Systems

19. Failure of Structural Parts for Large Road Vehicles

20. Failure of Steel Couplings used in Railway Transport

21. Failure Analysis and Prevention in Powertrain Systems
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About Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf

Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf is a Full Professor (Tenured) at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas Pan-American, USA. 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.
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