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New Edition of "Fractography in Failure Analysis of Polymers"

Aurora, IL – We are excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated second edition of "Fractography in Failure Analysis of Polymers." This comprehensive guide, authored by ESi consultants Dale B. Edwards, P.E. and Anand R. Shah, M.S., M.B.A., P.E., and former ESi consultant Michael D. Hayes, Ph. D., bridges the gap between theory and practical application, providing a broad spectrum of professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to analyze failures, make informed decisions, and improve product reliability and safety.

Key Features:

  • Expanded case studies: Building upon the foundation of the first edition, this new edition features an expanded selection of case studies which cover various polymer types, tools and techniques, applications, and failure modes. Rich detailed images and visuals contribute to a deeper understanding of the subject matter.
  • Advanced fractographic tools: This edition also introduces various fractographic tools and techniques used to identify important fracture characteristics. This knowledge is essential for engineers and other professionals tasked with determining the root causes of failure.
  • Best practice guidelines: Readers also learn about best practice guidelines, equipping them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions across the lifecycle of a product, from material selection to failure investigation. These guidelines serve as a practical resource for anyone involved in the analysis and improvement of plastic components.

One of the most versatile materials in the world today, polymers play a vital role in almost every industry imaginable, from packaging and automotive to healthcare and electronics. Authored by leading experts in materials analysis, this book will be an important reference for engineers and a valuable resource for manufacturers, product designers, consultants, forensic investigators, and other materials science practitioners.

"Fractography in Failure Analysis of Polymers, Second Edition" is now available for purchase. To get your copy and stay at the forefront of polymer failure analysis, click here.


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