ME 386Q 17 – Failure Analysis

Course Details
Unique Number18260
Instructor Desiderio Kovar
Meeting Days / TimeLecture: MWF, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
LocationETC 3.112
Course Description

Introduction to methodology of analyzing failures of engineering parts and devices. Explores a broad range of analysis, but the focus is on understanding fractography and relating this back to material and mechanics relevant to failure to determine the likely root cause(s). Lectures are primarily based on case studies and are supplemented by two hands-on class projects, one performed individually and the other larger project performed as a team project.

Mechanical Engineering 386Q.17 and 397 (Topic: Failure Analysis) may notboth be counted.


Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.