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Failure Analysis

Gobinath Ravindran

SR University

His research interests include Sustainable materials, Construction Materials, L Geotechnology, Environmental Geotechnology, Sustainable Development, Sustainable construction technologies, he had handled several projects related to these domains at various levels. He had executed multiple research projects and is a member of the Society of Biomechanics.


Failure Analysis Concept Fracture Mechanics Effect Analysis FMEA Micro Structural Analysis Micro Analysis Advances Failure Measurement Trends Failure Theories Material Characterisation Failure Pattern Failure Models Failure Investigation

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Design of materials and elements also involves analysing the way they may fail due to the service loads it may expect during its life cycle. Unless a component is analysed properly, designing it as a durable material is not possible. The primary objective of failure analysis is to identify the root cause of a failure (i.e., a root cause), preferably with the aim of eradicating it and ways to prevent this from happening again. Engineers and material scientists quite often utilise failure analysis to understand probable failures that may occur in materials and components of a product assembly. But it is not an easy process, and it involves cost, time, and resources to exactly replicate the failure mode and pattern. Failure mode and effect analysis is a method used to identify every possible mechanism involved in the failure and find the most critical task that will induce failure. Some of the methods in which a failure can be analysed include visual inspection, chemical analysis, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), surface wear analysis, effect on functional components, mineralogical studies, non-destructive analysis, destructive analysis (compression strength, tensile strength, etc.). Failure analysis is an important topic that is not well understood at all levels and is mostly employed by certain engineering areas.

The goal of this book is to act as a crucial platform for disseminating information related to failure analysis and the methods involved in it. 

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Gobinath Ravindran

SR University

Dr.R.Gobinath is presently serving as Professor and Head of the Department, Civil Engineering of SR University, Telangana, India and also a member of Center for Construction Materials and Methods division. He completed his PhD in the field of Environmental Geotechnology and Disaster Management from Center for Disaster Management and Mitigation, VIT, Vellore, M.E in Environmental Management from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University and BE in Civil engineering from Bharathiar University. He had handled several under graduate course in Civil and Environmental engineering including Project management, smart materials and structures, Geosynthetics, Engineering Mechanics etc and also presently handling elective courses related to Disaster Management and Intellectual Property rights in various Universities.

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