Lead Instructor (s):

Dr. Rashid Ali Dr. Ramzan Abdul Karim Dr. Azhar Hussain


10 August 2017

Course Fee:

PKR 18,000/-

This course has limited enrollment. Apply early to guarantee your spot.

Course Summary

The aim of this short-course is to create an understanding on “why materials fail and factors those contribute to such failures”. The general causes of failure are overloading of material beyond its failure strength, improper materials processing and major mechanisms such as fatigue, residual stresses, creep and corrosion. Failure analysis is a powerful research tool for solving real engineering problems and can deliver significant cost savings to engineering component development. The overall purpose is to introduce the use of fundamental concepts for the investigation of failures in materials. The pragmatic approach for the description of failure resulting from different stresses would be addressed with the help of failure case studies. With the use of secondary processing techniques, the materials microstructure can be optimized to tailor the properties of interest which will mitigate the defects caused by materials processing. The engineers can efficiently apply these concepts in practice to improve their design, manufacturing process, materials strength for the development of safer and reliable engineering components.


By successful completion of this short-course, participants should be able:

  • To analyze engineering failures by considering all the possible failure modes and their effect analysis.
  • To understand the significance of mechanical and microstructure properties of materials and their influence on the performance of materials.
  • To understand the significance of metal processing techniques in minimizing the structural defects for optimizing mechanical properties by tailoring microstructure.
  • To understand the materials behavior influenced by residual stresses, working conditions (creep) and environmental considerations (corrosion).
  • To investigate failure in advanced materials (ceramics and composites).

Who should attend?

  • Engineers and managers dealing with design, production and quality controls of engineering components.
  • For practitioners working with composites having basic understanding.
  • Engineers and other personnel working in the fields of failure analysis.
  • Researchers and students involves in the design and safety of engineering components.

What will you learn?

  • Analyze the materials failure mode and their effect analysis.
  • Various techniques and procedures used for materials failure analysis.
  • Identifying the realistic expectations from specific failure analysis.
  • Practical observation and theoretical understanding for the failure analysis.


Day 0
7:00 PM Arrival
8:00-9:30 PM Dinner
Day 1
8:00-8:30 AM BREAKFAST
8:30-9:00 AM Introduction
9:00-10:30 AM Materials Failure Modes & Effect Analysis
10:30-11:30 AM MORNING BREAK
11:30-12:30 AM Structure Property relations in Materials
12:30-1:00 AM Failure Analysis in Casted Components
2:00-3:30 PM Corrosion related Failures in Materials
3:30-4:30 PM Failure in Composite Materials
04:30-05:30 PM Case Studies
05:30 PM TEA