Best Reference Books – Engineering Failure Analysis

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Engineering Failure Analysis subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Engineering Failure Analysis along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Engineering Failure Analysis subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Engineering Failure Analysis" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Metallography in Failure Analysis” by J McCall

“Metallography in Failure Analysis” Book Review: This book starts with failure mechanisms and metallography. This book covers macroscopic examination procedures, analysis utilizing sem, fatigue failure origin areas, corrosion failures, failure of aerospace components, failures of armament hardware, failures of mining and heavy equipment. This book also deals with boiler and turbine failures and failures of surgical implants.

2. “Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials (Mcgraw-Hill Professional Engineering)” by Charles R Brooks and Ashok Choudhury

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“Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials (Mcgraw-Hill Professional Engineering)” Book Review: This book starts with introduction to practicals and practices. This book has numerous case studies that explain the use of analytical tools to determine the condition of the material. This book has comparative fractography to help pinpoint fracture type.

3. “Nalco Water Guide to Boiler Failure Analysis, Second Edition (Mechanical Engineering)” by N/A Nalco Chemical Company
4. “Failure Analysis” by Jose Luis Otegui

“Failure Analysis” Book Review: This book explains the failures of structural elements. This book is designed for different technical grades, engineers and scientists. This book covers tools for preliminary analysis of a mechanical failure, tools for the microscopic analysis of a mechanical failure, mechanisms of damage and failure, damage resistance tests for materials and modeling tools applied to the analysis of mechanical failures. This book also deals with root cause analyses, damage and failure mechanisms in machinery, failure mitigation and extension of service life and consequences of failure analysis.

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5. “Root Cause Analysis: Improving Performance for Bottom-Line Results, Fourth Edition” by Robert J Latino and Kenneth C Latino

“Root Cause Analysis: Improving Performance for Bottom -Line Results, Fourth Edition” Book Review: This book is well organized and written in a student friendly manner. This book starts with the introduction to the PROACT. This book covers the field of root cause analysis, reliability performance process, failure classification, opportunity analysis, preserving event data, ordering the analysis team and analyzing the data. This book also deals with tracking for bottom-line results and correlation between reliability and safety. This book also provides case histories at the end of the book.

6. “Failure Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications in Mechanical Components” by Jose Luis Otegui

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“Failure Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications in Mechanical Components” Book Review: This book starts with the discussion of the failures of structural elements. This book covers tools for preliminary analysis of a mechanical failure, tools for the microscopic analysis of a mechanical failure, mechanisms of damage and failure, damage resistance tests of materials and modeling tools applied to the analysis of mechanical failures. This book also deals with root cause analyses, damage and failure mechanisms in machinery, failure mitigation and extension of service life and consequences of failure analysis.

7. “Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting: Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants: 2” by Heinz P Bloch and Fred K Geitner

“Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting: Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants: 2” Book Review: This book is designed for all engineers and managers working in manufacturing and process plants. This book provides information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtime. This book provides documented failure case studies. This book has photographs of failed parts to make sure readers are familiar with the visual evidence readers need to recognize.

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8. “Machinery Vibration: Measurement and Analysis” by Victor Wowk
9. “What Every Engineer Should Know about Material and Component Failure, Failure Analysis and Litigation: 20” by Lawrence E Murr

“What Every Engineer Should Know about Material and Component Failure, Failure Analysis and Litigation: 20” Book Review: This book starts with fundamentals of materials systems. This book covers materials characterization, materials testing, failure analysis and fractography, failure prevention in material systems, responsibility, liability and litigation.

10. “Failure Analysis Case Studies: A Source Book of Case Studies Selected from the Pages of Engineering Failure Analysis 1994-1996” by D R H Jones

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“Failure Analysis Case Studies: A Source Book of Case Studies Selected from the Pages of Engineering Failure Analysis 1994-1996” Book Review: This book has 36 case studies which explains about analysis of real engineering failures. These case studies are arranged in sections. This book covers overload, brittle fracture, fatigue initiation based, fatigue welded fabrications, environmental attack, environmental-assisted cracking, manufacturing failures and bearing failures.

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