S19: Failure Analysis and Prevention

FAILURE PREVENTION is the ultimate goal of the whole field of Fracture Mechanics. Conversely, FAILURE ANALYSIS of all types (numerical, mechanical, metallurgical, etc.) leads to a better understanding of mechanisms and materials characteristics that have led to a failure, thus impeding the safe usage of specific components.

It is hoped that, further to a fruitful exchange of ideas, it will serve to renew and foster friendship, which is the best way to facilitate colloquia and mutual scientific understanding.

This is sponsored by the Failure Analysis Society of ASM International, as well by the Italian Group on Fracture (IGF).


Donato Firrao (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Pierre Dupont (Université de Mons, Belgium)

Erik Mueller (National Transportation Safety Board, USA)


Donato Firrao (email: donato.firrao@formerfaculty.polito.it)