The author of this book has studied, by transmission electron microscopy, the characteristic failure modes of metals resulting from various known mechanisms and has applied the techniques developed to determine service failures and to settle negligence claims in commercial service. Some observations made in these studies form the basis of this book. The book contains an introduction to different failure modes in metals, factors which are important in failure analysis, and specimen preparation for failure analysis by electron microscopy. The behavior of metals under various physical forces, such as static, dynamic, and cyclic loads, are reviewed. The types of corrosive attack by environment, stress corrosion, wear, hydrogen embrittlement, and high-temperature creep are discussed. The microstructural changes in metals caused by these different load, environment, and temperature effects, and the resulting modes of failure are described. The goal has been to show how these failure modes can be identified by the use of the electron microscope while holding the complicated theoretical aspects of the subject to a minimum.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Fox-Mathis Publishing Company

    72663/4 Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90046
  • Authors:
    • Tiner, N A
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 177 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1976 12:00AM