Lecture: Failure analysis course

prof. Alex Lanzutti


Introduction (2h)
Introduction to failure analysis and description of the main morphologies of fractures. Causes of brittleness in metals and fracture mechanics.
Production related defects in metals (3h)
Description of defects due to casting, forging, welding and heat treatments.
Introduction to the degradation mechanisms (8h)
Fatigue, creep, corrosion/oxidation and wear.
Instruments used for failure analysis (3h)
Introduction to the main destructive and not destructive analysis methods used in failure analysis
Case Histories (4h)