Engineering Failure Analysis publishes research papers describing the analysis of engineering failures and related studies.

Papers relating to the structure, properties and behaviour of engineering materials are encouraged, particularly those which also involve the detailed application of materials parameters to problems in engineering structures, components and design. In addition to the area of materials engineering, the interacting fields of mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical, civil, chemical, corrosion and design engineering are considered relevant. Activity should be directed at analysing engineering failures and carrying out research to help reduce the incidences of failures and to extend the operating horizons of engineering materials.

Emphasis is placed on the mechanical properties of materials and their behaviour when influenced by structure, process and environment. Metallic, polymeric, ceramic and natural materials are all included and the application of these materials to real engineering situations should be emphasised. The use of a case-study based approach is also encouraged.

Engineering Failure Analysis provides essential reference material and critical feedback into the design process thereby contributing to the prevention of engineering failures in the future. All submissions will be subject to peer review from leading experts in the field.

Editorial board


  • R. Clegg
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Associate Editors

  • C. R. F. Azevedo
    Universidade de São Paulo (USP), SAO PAULO, Brazil
  • R. Byrnes
  • E. Saunders
    Rolls Royce PLC, Bristol, England, UK

Subject Editor for Manufactured Products and Components

  • G. Pantazopoulos
    ELKEME Hellenic Research Centre for Metals S.A., Oinofyta Viotias, Greece

Editorial Advisory Board

  • J.H. Cleland
    Cambcor Ltd, Cambridge, UK
  • L. Eiselstein
    Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • M. Elices
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain
  • O. Es-Said
    Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • C.R. Gagg
    The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • A.F. Grandt
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • V. Infante
    Universidade de Lisboa, São João De Deus, Lisboa, Portugal
  • M.N. James
    Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon, UK
  • D.R.H. Jones
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK
  • C. Klinger
    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany
  • Y. Liu
    Tsinghua University, China
  • I. Mészáros
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
  • L. Molent
    Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • L. Otegui
    Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar Del Plata, Argentina
  • G. Piskoty
    EMPA, Dubendorf, Switzerland
  • G. Pluvinage
  • R.O. Ritchie
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • D. Taylor
    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Z.G. Yang
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Z. Yu
    Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China
  • U. Zerbst
    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany