Failures to machine elements and structures may have far-reaching consequences with regard to safety and product liability.

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Damage - Failure analysis

Failures to machine elements and structures may have far-reaching consequences with regard to safety and product liability.

The course elucidates different types of failures, their cause and remedial action. Further, the participants gain an insight into some of the methods of damage investigation - from simple "do-it-yourself" techniques to advanced analyses.

In theory and practice, we go through the causes of fracture, corrosion and wear in components and construction elements. Various analysis and investigation methods will be illustrated.

Participants are encouraged to bring damaged components that will be examined in a workshop concurrently with the course.

Engineers and technicians working on a daily basis with metallic materials in project engineering, construction or maintenance.

The participants gain an understanding of failure causes, degradation mechanisms, methods of investigation, material properties, suitable design and calculation methods in order to prevent future failures.

The following topics will be dealt with:

  • Causes of failure – original and operational.
  • Overview of metallurgical concepts.
  • Fractures and cracks; mechanical and combined effects.
  • Manufacturing defects.
  • Corrosion theory.
  • Types of corrosion.
  • Wear, theory and practice.
  • Failures in boilers and pressure vessels.
  • Failure analyses; methods.
  • Determination of strength with main emphasis on stress measurements.
  • Failures in shafts and bolts.
  • Failures in bearings.
  • Failures in pumps and valves.
  • Systematic maintenance.

Registration deadline
Not later than three weeks prior to course commencement.

Cancellation deadline
If you are prevented from participating, you are always welcome to give your place to a colleague.

You can cancel or move your participation until six work days before course start. At cancellation later than six work days before course start, the whole course fee will be charged.

3 days

Course Language
The course is held in the following languages: