Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industries

(Last Updated On: January 20, 2019)

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis: With Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industriesprovides an in-depth examination of materials failure in specific situations, a vital component in both developing and engineering new solutions.

This handbook covers analysis of materials failure in the chemical, power, and structures arenas, where the failure of a single component can result in devastating consequences and costs.

Material defects, mechanical failure as a result of improper design, corrosion, surface fracture, and other failure mechanisms are described in the context of real world case studies involving steam generators, boiler tubes, gas turbine blades, welded structures, chemical conversion reactors and more. This book is an indispensable reference for engineers and scientists studying the mechanisms of failure in these fields.

  • Introduces readers to modern analytical techniques in materials failure analysis
  • Combines foundational knowledge with current research on the latest developments and innovations in the field
  • Includes many compelling case studies of materials failure in chemical processing plants, concrete structures, and power generation systems

Table of contents : 

Front Matter,Copyright,Contributors,PrefaceEntitled to full textChapter 1 - Progressive failures of components in chemical process industry: Case history investigation and root-cause analysis, Pages 1-23, George A. Pantazopoulos, Pandora P. Psyllaki
Chapter 2 - Engineering failure analysis in chemical process industries, Pages 25-47, Kashif M. Deen, Ijaz H. Khan
Chapter 3 - Boiler tube failures: Some case studies, Pages 49-68, Atanu Saha
Chapter 4 - Creep damage of high alloyed reformer tubes, Pages 69-91, Eugenio Guglielmino, Rosanna Pino, Chiara Servetto, Andrea Sili
Chapter 5 - Failure analysis of reinforced concrete structures subjected to chloride penetration and reinforcements corrosion, Pages 93-121, Elyson A.P. Liberati, Caio G. Nogueira, Edson D. Leonel, Alaa Chateauneuf
Chapter 6 - Nonlinear 3D finite-element modeling for structural failure analysis of concrete sleepers/bearers at an urban turnout diamond, Pages 123-160, Minh Vu, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Mario Attard
Chapter 7 - Investigation of failure behavior of thin-walled tubular components and development of a procedure for evaluation of their mechanical and fracture properties, Pages 161-186, Mahendra K. Samal
Chapter 8 - Seismic risk of RC water storage elevated tanks: Case study, Pages 187-216, Hocine Hammoum, Karima Bouzelha, Drifa Slimani
Chapter 9 - Reliability and material failure analysis of water and wastewater systems: Case studies, Pages 217-242, Katarzyna Miszta-Kruk
Chapter 10 - A reliable analysis method for estimating large excavator structural strength, Pages 243-258, Ying Li, Yong-An Tian, Samuel Frimpong
Chapter 11 - The reliability design of mechanical system and its parametric accelerated life testing, Pages 259-276, Seong-woo Woo
Chapter 12 - A nonlocal damage-mechanics-based approach suitable for failure assessment and remaining life estimation of critical industrial components, Pages 277-309, Mahendra K. Samal
Chapter 13 - A concise filtergram wear particle atlas and some case studies, Pages 311-353, William Liu
Chapter 14 - Fatigue failure analysis of welded structures: An overview and A case study, Pages 355-386, Seyed B. Behravesh, Elfaitori Ibrahim, Hamid Jahed
Chapter 15 - Welding-associated failures in power boilers, Pages 387-410, Iman El-Mahallawi, Waleed Khalifa, Mohamed El-Saady, Mohamed R. El-Koussy
Chapter 16 - Degradation of protective PVD coatings, Pages 411-440, Alicja K. Krella
Chapter 17 - Application of pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in failure analysis for the identification of organic compounds in chemical, rubber, and automotive industry, Pages 441-469, Peter Kusch, Dorothee Schroeder-Obst, Volker Obst, Gerd Knupp, Wolfgang Fink, Johannes Steinhaus


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