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Course Details


London, United Kingdom
From Date: 18-Sep-2023   
To Date: 22-Sep-2023
5 Days

Ref No:         WC045
Title:             Metallurgical Failure Analysis & Prevention
Start Date:   18 September 2023  End Date: 22 September 2023 
Venue:          London, UK
Fee:              $6,500

Training will be held at any of the 5 star hotels. The exact venue will be informed once finalized.

This training course is designed to give a semi-detailed discussion of Metallurgical failure analysis in order for the course material to suit participants with or without a metallurgical background. The course is divided into three main areas: Analysis methodologies and investigation techniques, Failure modes and mechanisms and Failures involved in different engineering parts. In addition several case studies are explained to the audience and discussion of case studies which might have been encountered by some of the participants.

  • To familiarize participants with the main tools and equipment used for metallurgical failure analysis.
  • To introduce participants to different types of failures.
  • To explain to participants the relationship(s) between design aspects, loading and/or manufacturing techniques and the different types of failures.
  • To train participants to carry out a systematic failure analysis of filed parts.
  • To describe and enhance necessary skills needed for successful failure analysis.
  • To help the participants prevent future failures by proper inspection and or operation practice
  • To train participants how to prepare a failure analysis report

Design engineers, process engineers, manufacturing engineers, product development engineers and managers, mechanical engineers with or without experience in metallurgy / failure analysis. Others who may benefit from this training course are commercial liability insurance underwriters and claims adjusters and trial lawyers specializing in product liability cases.



General procedures for failure analysis

  • Collection of data and samples
  • Macroscopic and microscopic examination
  • Preparation and examination of metallographic sections
  • Fractography

Types of failure and stress

  • Fracture, wear, fatigue
  • High temperature failures

Ductile and Brittle Fracture

  • Dimple rupture
  • Ductile-Brittle transition
  • Intergranular fracture

Fatigue failures

  • Factors affecting & stages of fatigue fracture
  • Effect of loading variables
  • High temperature fatigue

Wear failures

  • Abrasive & adhesive wear
  • Lubricated and non-lubricated failures
  • Wear examination

Corrosion failures

  • Electro-chemical reactions
  • Corrosive environments
  • Analysis of corrosion failures

Elevated temperature failures

  • Creep, stress rupture, thermal fatigue
  • Effect of environment
  • Testing techniques and evaluation

Examples and case studies of failures encountered in engineering parts and materials

  • Failures of Cast part, welded parts, tools and dies, gears and gear-tooth, shafts and
    bearings, boilers and heat exchangers, pressure vessels.

Pre & Post Tests will be conducted
Case Studies, Group Exercises, Group Discussions, Last Day Review & Assessments will be carried out.


Define Management Consultancy & Training Certificate of course completion will be issued to all attendees.

6,500 US$ per participant for Public Training includes Materials/Handouts, tea/coffee breaks, refreshments & Buffet Lunch

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