The product will be a highly structured and searchable electronic reference in the subject area of failure analysis case studies within specific industries, using newly commissioned content that will provide a thorough understanding of the reasons materials fail in certain situations, covering important scenarios, including material defects, mechanical failure as a result of various causes, and improper material selection.
Each volume will begin with a general overview of materials failure analysis and its importance, and then logically proceeds from a discussion of the failure analysis process, types of failure analysis, and specific tools and techniques, to chapters on analysis of materials failure from various causes. It covers the most common types of materials failure, analysis, and provides possible solutions.
Contribution to this handbook is possible for invited authors. However authors with enough publications or strong background on a relevant subject may propose their chapter based on their field of work.
This work will be published both in print and online on Elsevier’s Science Direct platform. With online access, researchers can quickly and easily link within the work, all from the convenience of their desktop. We therefore also encourage authors to submit colour digital images and multi media components such as video clips, samples of simulations, sound clips and links to other online resources and reference materials.
Each Section will be available as a printed volume. All Sections will also be available electronically on Elsevier’s Science Direct and will treated as an integrated whole. We are developing great search capabilities which will enhance this 6 volume handbook as an electronic research tool. Libraries will be able to purchase the handbook via Science Direct; most academic libraries already subscribe to Science Direct.
Both an individual and institution are able to buy a printed section, while also being able to buy each volume in electronic form within a section. We also plan to make it possible that individuals could have a subscription to Science Direct to access the content they require. In this way, our model allows for institutional subscriptions but also has the flexibility that individuals can easily purchase and use the content you and others have put together.