ASQ RRD series webinar: Studying Fractures – Recognizing and Understanding Failure Modes
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Shane Turcott
Investigating equipment failures is one of the key roles of the reliability team. Instead of guessing how a part failed, its fracture features can be studied and the failure mode diagnosed. This talk will introduce how mechanical fracture features of steel failures can be recognized, then how diagnosis can help direct an RCA investigation. Brittle fracture will be used to illustrate the logic sequence applied in diagnosing, understanding why something failed and applying this information towards developing effective solutions.
Shane graduated with his B.Eng and M.A.Sc in Materials Engineering from McMaster University, Canada. He has performed failure analysis for various employers before founding Steel Image in 2009. Steel Image which is a lab-based metallurgical engineering company supporting reliability efforts by providing failure analysis and on-site material evaluations. He is the past Ontario Chair of the American Society of Materials, author of ‘Decoding Mechanical Failures’ and is the host of the ASM Materials World Class Series.