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Forensic polymer engineering : why polymer products fail in service

Author: P R Lewis
Publisher: Duxford, UK : Woodhead Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier, 2016.
Series: Woodhead Publishing in materials.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)938382622
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P R Lewis
ISBN: 9780081007280 0081007280
OCLC Number: 951835891
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Title page; Table of Contents; Copyright; Dedication; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Sample Examination and Analysis; Chapter 3. Medical Devices; Chapter 4. Storage Tanks; Chapter 5. Small Containers; Chapter 6. Pipes and Fittings; Chapter 7. Polymer Seals and Sealants; Chapter 8. Tools and Ladders; Chapter 9. Transportation Failures; Chapter 10. Consumer Products; Chapter 11. Conclusions; Index; 1.1. Product failure; 1.2. Non-metallic elements; 1.3. Bonding; 1.4. Properties of non-metallic materials 1.5. Failure modes1.6. Chemical attack; 1.7. Investigation; 1.8. Public information; 1.9. Intellectual property; 1.10. Expert evidence; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Polymer processing; 2.3. Mechanical testing; 2.4. Recording failure; 2.5. Forensic microscopy; 2.6. Product defects; 2.7. Molecular analysis; 2.8. Integrity of results; 2.9. Conclusions; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Broken catheters; 3.3. Catheter systems; 3.4. Breast implants; 3.5. Sutures; 3.6. Breathing tube failures; 3.7. Conclusions; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Boston molasses disaster; 4.3. Thermoplastic tanks 4.4. Fibreglass tank failures4.5. Reconstruction of events; 4.6. Aftermath; 4.7. Acid storage tanks; 4.8. Setting new standards; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Battery containers; 5.3. Problem bucket; 5.4. Exploding batteries; 5.5. Truck battery case failures; 5.6. Miners' lamps; 5.7. Design development; 5.8. Conclusions; 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Fracture of PVC water pipe; 6.3. PVC water supplies; 6.4. Gas explosions; 6.5. ABS pipes and fittings; 6.6. Compressed gas explosion; 6.7. Widespread pipe failures; 6.8. Conclusions; 7.1. Introduction; 7.2. Brake failure; 7.3. Challenger disaster 7.4. Serial failures at semi-conductor factory7.5. Radiator washers; 7.6. Failures in mastics; 7.7. Conclusions; 8.1. Introduction; 8.2. Failure of polypropylene hobby knives; 8.3. Failure of polystyrene hobby knives; 8.4. Failed angle grinder; 8.5. Security cap for gas cylinders; 8.6. Failure of an ABS handle; 8.7. Furniture failures; 8.8. Failed swimming pool step; 8.9. Failed fittings on ladders; 8.10. Conclusions; 9.1. Introduction; 9.2. Motorbike accident in France; 9.3. Drive belt failure; 9.4. Failure of tyres; 9.5. Failed fuel pipes; 9.6. Aircraft tractor hydraulic hose 9.7. Diesel fuel pipe problem9.8. Conclusions; 10.1. Introduction; 10.2. Transformer plug failures; 10.3. Busbar plugs; 10.4. Residual current devices; 10.5. Kettle switches; 10.6. Luggage carrier; 10.7. Bike carriers; 10.8. Baby cot failure; 10.9. Failed heat pad; 10.10. Failed hot water bottle; 10.11. Faulty steam cleaner; 10.12. Conclusions; 11.1. Introduction: causes of product failure; 11.2. Poor manufacture; 11.3. Poor design; 11.4. Poor materials and products; 11.5. Environmental problems; 11.6. Access to information
Series Title: Woodhead Publishing in materials.
Responsibility: Peter Rhys Lewis.

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