Materials Degradation in Mechanical Design: Wear, Corrosion, Fatigue, and Their Interactions Web Course RePlay PD331722

Topics: Manufacturing and Materials Corrosion , Fatigue , Wear , Failure analysis


Materials degradation from environmental conditions is a common factor that will often occur in mechanical equipment used in every type of environment. These processes can frequently materialize in unpredicted and harmful ways, especially when they interact and lead to early component damage or failure.

Captured from five, two-hour sessions, this course summarizes the mechanisms that cause materials and mechanical components to degrade in service through exposure to deleterious mechanical and environmental conditions. It’s designed to develop knowledge of issues of material degradation in service and the effect on the performance and reliability in the process of mechanical design. These processes include wear, corrosion, fatigue, and their interactions. The instructor takes a practical approach and covers potential solutions, including material selection and material or design modifications that improve component life and performance in a range of harmful environments or operating conditions. The review of each mechanism includes a presentation of the fundamental basis for these failure mechanisms, followed by practical examples of how they occur in reality.


By participating in this course, you'll be able to:

  • Cite the typical wear mechanisms that occur in mechanical equipment and their causes
  • Cite the basic corrosion mechanisms and their causes
  • Identify the interactions that occur between wear, corrosion and fatigue
  • Suggest practical material or design solutions to those damage mechanisms

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase)
  • Nearly 10 hours of instructor-delivered content
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • 1.0 CEUs*/Certificate of Achievement (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Is this Web Seminar RePlay for You?

Engineers who design and process mechanical equipment; applications engineers involved in equipment or component design specific to an industrial application; materials, process and equipment development engineers; plant engineers; test engineers responsible for product or component testing and analysis of failed mechanisms; and quality engineers who establish methods and procedures for component reliability and analysis of failed components will benefit most from this course.

For More Details

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Michael Kim
Michael Kim

Michael Kim is Principal Engineer for Tribological Materials at GGB Bearing Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Drexel University and has spent 20+ years in the development, testing and application of tribological materials. That has included the development of numerous multi-layer and functionally gradient self-lubricating composite materials designed for use in aggressive bearing applications.

Access Period: 90 Days      CEUs: 1

Duration: 10 Hours
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