Eric R. Weishaupt

Eric R. Weishaupt, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Managing Consultant

Vice President

Dr. Eric Weishaupt is a Senior Managing Consultant for ESi, with over ten years of experience conducting complex failure investigations specializing in the study of mechanical behavior of materials in relation to structure and properties. His technical interests include fatigue & fracture, corrosion, environmental degradation of materials, laboratory testing, materials characterization, inspections, engineering data analysis, instrumented testing of components & systems, spot-welded joint durability and the performance of copper alloys.

Prior to joining ESi, Dr. Weishaupt worked as a metallurgist, in addition to conducting failure analyses in the automotive, rail, plumbing, heavy trucking, industrial & consumer products, sports equipment, recreational products and medical device industry. Dr. Weishaupt has worked with manufacturers directly in the areas of materials selection, corrosion performance, design, quality assurance, and mechanical testing of products.


  • Overview of Embrittlement Mechanisms that Result in Intergranular Fracture, International Materials Applications & Technologies Conference and Expositions – IMAT, October 2023
  • Intergranular Fracture, ASM Handbook, Failure Analysis Prevention, Volume 11, March 2021
  • Overload Fracture of Cast Aluminum Wheel, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, Volume 14, December 2014
  • Effect of Weld Schedule Variation on the Weldability and Durability of AHSS Spot Weld Joints, University of Alabama, January 2012
  • Corrosion Failure of a Yellow Brass Tubing in Radiator Application, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, January 2012
  • A Microstructure and Microhardness Characterization of a Friction Plug Weld in Friction Stir Welded 2195 AI-Li, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, April 2012
  • Failure Analysis of a Temporary Power Line Anchor, Journal of Failure and Analysis and Prevention, June 2008
  • Failure Analysis of Steel Bearing Plates, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, December 2005

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