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Metallography and Failure Analysis

Catastrophic failures of all welded T-2 Tankers and Liberty Ships in WW2 focused attention on the field of failure analysis and led to the development of fractography and fracture mechanics. Bridge failures have also focused attention on fractography, fracture mechanics and failure analysis.


The articles and presentations that can be down-loaded from this web site are based upon work done by GFV while employed at Bethlehem Steel (1967-1983), Carpenter Technology (1983-1996), Buehler Ltd. (1996-2009) and Struers (2009-Present) and from the authors consulting work for companies such as, Latrobe Steel, Scot Forge, etc., and from his litigation work. GFV's bylined articles appearing in various issues of the ASM Handbook series have been listed here courtesy of ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio.