Special Issue "Failure Analysis in Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2015)
Dr. Robert Lancaster
Materials Research Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
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Interests: miniaturised characterisation; thermo-mechanical fatigue; nickel superalloys (single crystals, polycrystalline materials); titanium alloys; failure analysis; non-destructive evaluation; fatigue; fatigue lifing; advanced manufacturing methods
Failure analysis of engineering materials is critical to industrial applications, not only to provide answers as to why in-service failures may have occurred, but, more importantly, to enable evolution towards better products. Failure analysis may encompass a range of techniques, from simple optical examination to basic microscopy or even high performance scanning electron microscopy. It may also draw on a wide range of established or innovative techniques to describe materials parameters, such as surface finish, residual stress, grain size, etc. The aim may be to detect and evaluate localized reasons for a single engineering failure, or to quantify and understand repetition in failures, which could be related to underlying material behavior issues or mistakes made in the design phase of a particular component or part. Clearly however, as trends continue in a range of sectors towards higher performance/cost materials, the field of failure analysis will continue act as a critical enabler towards improved design and performance. For this Special Issue we encourage authors to publish research articles or comprehensive reviews on all topics relating to failure analysis of materials.
Dr. Mark T. Whittaker
Dr. Robert Lancaste
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- Failure analysis