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, Australia

Associate Editor

  • C. R. F. Azevedo
    University of Sao Paulo, SAO PAULO, Brazil

Subject Editor for Manufactured Products and Components

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

Subject Editor for Oil and Gas Components

  • Z.G. Yang PhD
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Subject Editor for Transportation

  • V. Infante
    University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Z. Božić
    University of Zagreb, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia
  • J.H. Cleland
    Cambond Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • L. Eiselstein
    Exponent Inc, Menlo Park, California, United States
  • M. Elices
    Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • O. Es-Said
    Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • C.R. Gagg
    The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • A.F. Grandt
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • M.N. James
    University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • D.R.H. Jones
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • C. Klinger
    BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
  • Y. Liu
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • I. Mészáros
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
  • L. Molent
    Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Div. of Air Vehicles, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • L. Otegui
    National University of Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • G. Piskoty
    Empa Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • G. Pluvinage
  • R.O. Ritchie
    University of California Berkeley Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Berkeley, California, United States
  • E. Saunders
    Rolls Royce PLC, Materials, PO Box 3, Filton, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • D. Taylor
    Trinity College, Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin, Ireland
  • Z. Yu
    Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China
  • U. Zerbst
    BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany