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M E 378D M E 378D. Failure Analysis. 3 Hours.

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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Mechanical Engineering 378D and 379M (Topic: Failure Analysis) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, the following courses with a grade of at least a C- in each: Engineering Mechanics 319, Mechanical Engineering 334 and 134L or equivalent.