ERIC Number: ED119975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Defects and Failures A Materials Course for Engineers.
Bourgault, R. F.
Today, product liability cases seem to be increasing rapidly in both number and extent of liability of the manufacturer. Where analysis of defects and failures was once of interest to the enlightened company, it could well become a necessity for survival of all in the future. The materials engineer is likely to find many opportunities for displaying his prowess in this field. A course in Analysis of Defects and Failures was started in the fall of 1970 for senior mechanical engineering students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts). Students helped prepare the course outline, which is included. The course presents unique opportunities for drawing together all of a student engineer's talents and training. A separate course in microstructure analysis has been developed and is recommended as background for the one in "defects." Students are given a list of the course objectives. The topics discussed are listed. The last few weeks of the course are devoted to group work in the analysis of a real failure. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, June 16-19, 1975)