To fail or not to fail—that is the question

Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM


E1-007 Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta, 116 Street and 92 Ave.


To fail or not to fail—that is the question Professor John Nychka, PhDWhatever is made shall fail. Most of the time we design with materials to avoid failure, but we cannot know everything, and we often meet design challenges with compromise and anticipate the failure of materials. However, we can be fooled—materials can fail in a multitude of ways, and quite often unpredictably. This presentation will offer the chance to learn the fundamentals of failure analysis and the role of materials engineering in design through participation in case studies about materials failure. #enggexpo2017