Dear Sir,

Warm Greetings from SAEINDIA Southern Section!!!

We are glad to inform you that we are conducting a TOPTECH program on the topic “FAILURE MECHANISM AND PREVENTION IN AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS” on 09th & 10th March 2018 at Radha Regent Hotel, Chennai.

Course Faculty:

Dr. R. Rajendran / SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai.

Dr.R. Rajendran is a Mechanical Engineer with 23 years of Teaching Experience and 14 years of Research Experience. He is presently working as Professor in Automobile Engineering at SRMIST, Kattankulathur. His research interests are Surface Engineering, Failure analysis – Wear, Corrosion and Fatigue, Material Characterization. He has carried out his research work on new material development for piston ring application sponsored by IP Rings Ltd.

He was a Visiting Researcher at Queen’s University, Belfast, supported under International Travel Grant by Royal Society, London. He is currently working on ITER Project (International collaborative project to demonstrate sustained fusion reaction in a reactor environment) with IGCAR, Kalpakkam. He has published his research papers in International journals and conferences.

He is an active SAE Member who has contributed towards Engineering Education activities for students and professional members. He has received several honors and awards to his credit from SAE which includes FISITA Travelling Fellowship by SAE Japan, SAE Ralph Teetor Education Award from SAE International.

Mr. S. Shanmugham / WABCO INDIA Ltd, Padi.

Mr. S. Shanmugham is a Metallurgical Engineer, completed M.S (By research) and pursuing Doctorate at IIT Madras. He is presently working as a Global Leader –Materials Technology at WABCO INDIA LTD. He has more than 20 years of experience in Failure analysis of metallic and non-metallic materials, surface engineering, accelerated testing, selecting suitable material and surface protection for corrosion resistance, wear reduction and developing new materials technologies. Train engineers in Material selection and corrosion prevention.

Major assignments Performed:

  • Detailed metallurgical failure analysis of Automatic slack adjuster and developed, improved material to meet endurance life cycles.
  • Metallurgical failure analysis and suitable remedies for the parts and assemblies failed inthe field.
  • Metallurgical failure analysis of Heavy coil springs in actuator assembly
  • Development of Concave fillet welding to improve fatigue life of the push rod assembly used in Actuators.

He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He is an active SAE Member who has contributed to the SAEINDIA Student Member activities.

About the Course:

Most failure mechanisms are physical degradation of components due to operational conditions combined with component features like design, materials and surface treatments. Other failure mechanisms can result in technical faults without being destructive, like unacceptable increase of friction for a sliding sleeve valve. Both types of failure mechanisms are influenced by several factors that must be known to predict the presence and severity of the mechanism.

Failure analysis is the process of analyzing a component/structure to determine the reason(s) for failure either during manufacturing, testing, inspection, delivery or application, etc. Life assessment of components/ structures under applied load has become increasingly important in engineering design as it integrates results of stress analysis, materials behavior and the mechanics of failure into the design. To determine the root cause of a failure, analysis techniques are employed to understand the failure mechanism.

Characterization of engineering metals and alloys has been globally recognized, as an important step in quality assurance programs and in improving the productivity of industrial units. The role of metallography in obtaining controlled microstructure for improving the service life of components is being increasingly appreciated. Metallographic techniques are also extensively used for assessment of their remaining useful life.

The objective of this workshop is to provide the basic knowledge for analyzing failed components/structures. The workshop will provide the fundamentals of failure mechanism, reasons for failure, and remedial actions required before failure. This course is designed to provide the knowledge to bridge the gap between theory and practice of failure analysis. Case studies would also be presented.

 Course prerequisites:

All practicing Engineers / Executives/ Managers/ R&D Professionals, faculty, with or without experience, interested in any field of product development are eligible to attend this course.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify potential failure modes for an engineering component and deduce the loading types, material, environmental and structural properties, which govern the onset of failure.
  • Predict brittle, ductile, fatigue and buckling failure loads for a range of engineering components.
  • Recognize indicative facets of a failed component from which can be inferred the source of failure.
  • Understand examination of failed components, suggest likely causes of failure and suggest strategies for testing out the failure mode hypothesis

Course Content

  • Introduction to engineering failure analysis -approaches to failure analysis -General practices and procedure.
  • Failure modes- elastic and plastic deformation, ductile and brittle fratcure, fatigue, creep rupture, wear and corrosion, loading type, material properties, environmental factors and structural properties governing onset of failure.
  • Tools and techniques in failure analysis -Experimental analysis of failed components-surface inspection, crack inspection techniques.
  • Case studies of failure analysis from automotive industries.

Registration Details:

Rs. 13,000 per delegate for Non-SAEINDIA Members

Rs. 10,000 per delegate for SAEINDIA Members

Rs. 4,000 per delegate for Faculty Advisors

Please Note: No cash payment

The number of seats is limited due to intense interactions anticipated. Kindly send in your registration on or before 5th March 2018 through phone or mail to avoid disappointment.