Unusual Failure Patterns & Innovative Approaches to Failure Analysis

Wednesday November 9th, 2016 - 7:30pm


Location: Yummy Grill Restaurant, 531 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill, Ontario

Fee: $15/pp includes refreshments

Registration: http://peoyork2016failureanalysis.eventbrite.com


failure patternsFailures do not always show expected pattern and behaviour. Conventional approaches may be misleading and analyzing them may require new approaches and techniques. Some of these techniques may be invented during the investigation.

 The presentation will highlight:
• Unusual failure patterns
• How to deal with an unusual failure
• Approaches to determine the root cause


speaker-erhan-ulvanOur speaker, Dr. Erhan Ulvan holds a B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He received his Ph. D. in Materials Engineering for the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Erhan has broad experience with materials engineering and manufacturing, including: failure analysis of industrial components, metal forming, forging, low and high pressure die casting, heat treatment, metal fabrication, reverse engineering and corrosion control measures. Erhan is qualified by Ontario Superior Court of Justice as expert witness.

Erhan has extensive knowledge on joining of major alloy types, destructive and non-destructive testing methods, visual examination and codes and standards including ASTM, ASME sections II, VIII and ASME FFS-1. He is the Chair of Failure Analysis Committee of ASM International, Chair of Canada Council of ASM International, past chairmen of Ontario Chapter of ASM International, Past Treasurer of Oakville Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and board member of CIM Hamilton Branch. He received Prof. Brian Ives Lectureship Award in 2012.

Friends are welcome and networking encouraged! 

Rick Vender, P.Eng.
Program Director – PEO York Chapter
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