ASM offering course in metal failures analysis

The American Society For Metals (ASM) is offering an online course providing a practical approach for the non-metallurgist as well as for those new to the field of failure analysis. The first lesson covers procedures for analysis, including how to collect data and samples, preliminary examination, nondestructive inspection, and other techniques for testing and examining. Lessons two through seven cover types of failure and stress, including ductile and brittle fractures, fatigue failures, wear failures, corrosion failures, and failures at elevated temperatures. As a free bonus, participants can select an eighth lesson to read about a particular failure analysis application. Topic choices for this read-only lesson include failures of cast and wrought ferrous metals; welded, brazed and soldered joints; tools and dies; shafts and bearings, gears, mechanical fasteners, boilers and heat exchangers; and pressure vessels. Participants who complete the course will have an understanding of: · What failure analysis can mean in terms of profitability and liability · General procedures, techniques and precautions in failure analysis · How to identify design-related failures · How to analyze the factors that cause failure · What environmental sources are responsible for failures and ways to prevent them · How stress systems relate to fracture of ductile and brittle materials · Typical fatigue characteristics · The many inter-related factors involved in examining a fracture · The basic fracture modes and their characteristics, including the factors affecting ductile-brittle relationships · Typical fatigue characteristics and learn how to identify them · How to "read" fatigue fractures · How to separate material (chemistry, microstructure) causes for failure from non-materials causes.The course joins the growing list of ASM Online Courses, which includes Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist Online, Corrosion Online and Fundamentals of Brazing Online. Benefits of online training include convenience, savings (no time away from work or travel costs), and online access to the course instructor during specified “office hours.”For more information and a free demonstration lesson, visit http://www.asminternational.org Contact Mark Barton at (440) 338-5151 Or by e-mail at: [email protected]

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