Forensic Materials Engineering

Case Studies

By Peter Rhys Lewis, Ken Reynolds, Colin Gagg

© 2003 – CRC Press

464 pages | 332 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849311826
pub: 2003-09-28
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About the Book

Most books on forensic engineering focus on civil engineering failures rather than consumer or general mechanical products. Unique both in scope and style, this treatment is built upon case studies of real accidents, broadly focused on consumer products, and dedicated to problem solving through scientific principles. Each well-illustrated case study includes legal background, reports the case results, and highlights the lessons learned from the case. New materials and applications appear constantly, and with them, new failure modes. This book provides an outstanding opportunity to gain virtual experience through up-to-date facts and feedback from forensic engineering practitioners.

Reviews

…The authors are hugely experienced in this subject, and are also excellent communicators and teachers. They also have an unusually wide range of coverage of the full range of engineering materials, including polymers, composites, etc., which have previously been neglected in forensic engineering publications but which are now of great importance… - Dai Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering Failure Analysis and Secretary, Faculty Board of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Table of Contents

Most books on forensic engineering focus on civil engineering failures rather than consumer or general mechanical products. Unique both in scope and style, this treatment is built upon case studies of real accidents, broadly focused on consumer products, and dedicated to problem solving through scientific principles. Each well-illustrated case study includes legal background, reports the case results, and highlights the lessons learned from the case. New materials and applications appear constantly, and with them, new failure modes. This book provides an outstanding opportunity to gain virtual experience through facts and feedback from forensic engineering practitioners.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science