Understanding how Components Fail
Annotation Since metal components have not stopped failing since the first edition (date unspecified), this Fort Wayne, Indiana metallurgical consultant updates his coverage of the principles of failure analysis --which is compared to performing forensic autopsies--and prevention. The 15 chapters address such topics as: the techniques of failure analysis, failures due to distortion and various fracture modes (replete with bandw photos of examples), mechanical properties, and fracture mechanics. Appends information on fracture mechanics concepts, and a glossary of specialized terms from addendum to Young's modules. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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