FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE474 FAILURE ANALYSIS

Course Code: 5700474
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. BİLGEHAN ÖGEL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

1.Describe the methods and tools in failure analysis of engineering components. 2.Explain about the relationships between the processing variables, microstructure and service behaviour of materials. 3.Analyze the fracture surfaces and microstructure of the metals in order to interprete the failure type. 4.Re-design the failed component in order to avoid a future failure.

Course Content

Objectives of failure analysis. General procedure of a failure investigation: Collection of background data, preliminary examination, nondestructive testing, destructive testing. Macro and micro inspection of fracture surfaces: Metallographic and fragtopraphic analyses, chemical analyses. Determination of fracture type. Application of fracture mechanics. Case studies that demonstrate various types of component failures and the preventive measures.

Learning Outcomes

Students apply metallography, heat treatment and mechanical metallurgy background to the specific failure analysis case studies.