Fernando Lorenzo

Fernando Lorenzo, Ph.D., P.E.


Dr. Lorenzo holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (manufacturing processes), and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (metallurgy). He has over 35 years of experience and specializes in failure analysis of metals, plastics, corrosion mechanisms from various sources including, consumer products, automotive products, marine products, cranes and heavy equipment, piping systems, industrial equipment, steam and gas turbines, power plants, chemical plants, refineries and the oil field; electron microscopy, fractography, pressure vessels, welding, servo hydraulics, mechanical properties of metals, fatigue, creep, stress analysis, natural gas migration in soils and finite element analysis.


  • Modeling of Gas Leaks in Soils: A Modern, Systematic Approach, Journal of Porous Media, January 2015
  • On the Origin of High Temperature Relaxation Processes in Rare-Earth Dope BaF2 Crystals and Its Relation to Dislocations, Solid State Ionics, January 1990
  • Determinación de la Cura Esfuerzo Deformación a Partir de Mediciones de Dureza, The Anales de Ingeniería Mecánica
  • Estudio Experimental de Fluencia Lenta (Creep) en Cobre a Temperatura Ambiente, Revista Técnica INTEVEP, January 1984
  • A New Approach to Predicting Fatigue Life Under the Action of Mean Stresses, Materials Science and Engineering, January 1984
  • Cyclic Creep Acceleration and Retardation in Polycrystalline Copper Tested at Ambient Temperature, Acta Metallurgica, January 1984
  • Strain Bursts in teh Cyclic Creep of Copper Single Crystals at Ambient Temperature, Acta Metallurgica, January 1984
  • Design Against Variable Amplitude Fatigue: An Approach Through Cyclic Stress-Strain Response, 6th International Conference on the Strength of Metals and Alloys, January 1982
  • Strain Bursts in Pure Copper Subjected to Various Forms of Static and Cyclic Loading of Ambient Temperature, Materials Science and Engineering, January 1982
  • Design and production of 6 videos for the course, "Manufacturing Processes Laboratory", Simon Bolivar University, January 1979

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