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Material Failure Analysis

Presenter: Gregory Fehr, P.E., NACE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Sacramento, CA

Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast
5321 DaLe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: 916-338-5800

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 4:30 pm


Introduction to Failures

   Big
   Medium
   Mundane
   Spectacular
   Small


 Material Failure Algorithm

   Step-by-step sequence to maximize efficiency
   Step 1 – Document the failure
   Step 2 – Do dimensions match drawings
   Step 3 – Easy to check mechanical properties
      • Mechanical properties determined in lab
      • Other destructive testing
      • Macro etching
   Step 4 – Do mechanicals meet specifications?
   Step 5 – Chemical properties
   Step 6 – Fracture morphology
   Step 7 – More expensive tests if needed


Understanding the Technical Issues

   Cause and effect
   Low stress – low cycle fatigue failures
   Basic fatigue
   Ductile-brittle transition
   Grain structure
   Welding issues – SMAW, GMAW, TIG
   Welding issues – electric resistance
   Natural enemy of stainless steel
   Natural enemy of aluminum
   Natural enemy of copper, brass, bronze
   Ductile iron vs cast iron
   Corrosion mechanism
   Galvanic cells
   Dezincification
   Variations in magnification
   Documenting the details


Case studies

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Architects
     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours*
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

*does not qualify for California accessibility requirement


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states with continuing education requirements, except Florida architects. This seminar does not qualify for California’s mandated accessibility continuing education requirement for architects.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors. Credit approval is not being sought in any state with a contractor continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

Gregory Fehr, P.E., NACE

Advanced Technology & Marketing Group (ATMG), Nevada
Mr. Fehr is a metallurgical engineer and corrosion specialist. He is managing principal of ATMG of Nevada and he has over 35-years of experience in the field. Mr. Fehr has an engineering degree from Oklahoma University and an MBA degree from Drake University, and he has held licenses in Alabama, Iowa (Mechanical), Texas, Maine, and Oklahoma (Mechanical and Metallurgical). Previous certifications include ASNT Level III in radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, and magnetic particle testing and NAARSO Level I. His experience includes structural condition assessment, and metallurgical testing and failure analysis of structural steel welded and bolted connections, valves, pressure vessels, pumps, pipes, fittings, and wellheads, as well as portable and fixed amusement rides. Applications include water and wastewater public works, and the fossil fuel and nuclear power industries. Mr. Fehr’s other employers have included Fisher Controls, General Electric, ARAMCO (Saudi Arabia), Parsons (Engineering & Construction) and British Petroleum. He has participated in task groups for ASTM, ASNT, API, EPRI, and NACE, and he has been published in ELECTRICAL WORLD, The Journal for Leadership and Management in Engineering, ASME Proceedings, NACE Proceedings, and other publications. Mr. Fehr has also been an instructor for the American Society of Civil Engineers’ national seminar, Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Structures, since 1998.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.