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14 - MMS - Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences

MMS 121 - Metallurgical Failure Analysis

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MMS 121 02 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 121 27 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 121 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course will give you a basic understanding of the concepts and practice of analyzing failed parts. Such analyses will save money by eliminating repeated part replacement and increase customer satisfaction. They can also guide redesign of components with improved materials or processes, possibly resulting in further cost savings or improved performance. Quite often the failure seems to be so complex and difficult to understand that no effort is made to determine the cause of failure. With a basic understanding of the principles you will learn in this course, you can ask the “right” questions, get the correct information and then define the failure mechanism and process.

Course Objectives

  • Learning the fundamentals of handling failures and the basic steps to analyze a “failure” in a part
  • Reviewing the major environments leading to or accelerating failure: wear, corrosion and oxidation
  • Having a basic understanding of the characterization tools available and their limitations in determining the cause(s) for a failure
  • Exploring case histories of parts that failed especially due to design / processing errors, incorrect materials choices, service and environment
  • Discussing specific failures that you have encountered or perhaps are experiencing now and obtain some advice on how to analyze them
  • Understanding how failures can originate in manufacturing processes as well as in aggressive environments

Who Should Attend?

  • Service personnel
  • Technicians
  • Designers
  • Managers
  • Engineers
  • Anyone who would like to  deal with the metallurgical failure Analysis

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Basic metallurgy
  • Metal structure 
  • Basic mechanical tests
  • Heat treatment 
  • Steels' families

Day 2

  • Elastic deformation
  • Introduction to failure
  • Failure mechanisms 
  • Types of metal failure
  • Foreign object damage (FOD)

Day 3

  • Fatigue failures
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Corrosion and corrosion fatigue
  • Fretting
  • Erosion
  • Creep

Day 4

  • Failure analysis 
  • Cavitation
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Galling
  • The fundamentals of handling failures 
  • Examination and reporting procedures

Day 5

  • Environmental effects
  • Failures in manufacturing processes 
  • Incorrect materials choices 
  • Case studies of parts that failed especially due to design/processing errors