How Things Break: Thermal Effects (WEBINAR)

Course Number: F-4004WN
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Raymond M. Burynski, Jr.
Scheduled: Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:00am - 3:10pm ET (10am CT, 9am MT, 8am PT)
Type: Live Interactive Webinar
Price: $239.90 $159.90   (Discount Ends:06/07/2019 at midnight)
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In How Things Break: Thermal Effects , you'll learn ...

  • Types of failure associated with thermal effects
  • Calculation techniques for estimating the influence of temperature
  • How to design for variable and extreme service temperature


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Since prehistoric times, humans understood that materials and systems change with temperature, and began to utilize that information for beneficial purposes. Annealing to restore ductility was known in 5000 BC. In 3200 BC, metal was melted to make castings in Mesopotamia. Differential hardening techniques for sword manufacture was developed in China and Japan near the beginning of the Common Era. Early steam engines are known from this time period as well.

Temperature can affect both materials and designs, sometimes in unforeseen ways. The Liberty Ship failures were a classic illustration of brittle fracture caused by low temperatures. Thermal conditions can cause a myriad of other problems, including thermal fatigue, creep, and increased corrosion rates.

This webinar presents how temperature can adversely affect materials and design, along with ways to mitigate these issues. Several case studies including the S.S. Schenectady, the Hasselt Bridge, and the Space Shuttel Challenger will be used to illustrate the concepts.


Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How temperature affects various material properties
  • Ductile to brittle transition
  • Calculation of thermal shock parameters for different materials
  • Calculation of thermal stresses
  • Creep mechanisms and calculation methods
  • Environmental influences at elevated temperatures
  • Design tips for handling variable and extreme temperatures
  • Case studies of failures associated with thermal effects
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Webinars earn PDH credits for engineers in all states, unless otherwise stated in the literature for a specific webinar. For more details, check your state requirements.

ATTENTION NEW YORK, WISCONSIN AND IOWA ENGINEERS: Your states specifically require a certain number of "live" credit hours as a part of your PDH requirement. This webinar is provided by Decatur Professional Development, LLC and has been accepted by the New York State Board to fulfill this requirement. This webinars also meets the "live training" requirements of the Wisconsin and Iowa Boards.

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