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.

Engineering Failure Analysis is the supporting publication of the ICEFA conference series. The ninth event in this series - Ninth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis - will be held in Shanghai, China from 12-15 July 2020.

Editorial board


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

Associate Editor

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

Subject Editor for Manufactured Products and Components

  • G. Pantazopoulos
    Elkeme SA, Oinofyta, Greece

Subject Editor for Oil and Gas Components

  • Z.G. Yang PhD
    Fudan University Department of Material Science, Shanghai, China

Subject Editor for Transportation

  • V. Infante
    University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Z. Božić
    University of Zagreb, 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 Group Melbourne, Fishermans Bend, Australia
  • K. Monková
    Faculty Of Manufacturing Technologies Technical University of Kosice, Presov, Slovakia
  • 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 Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • D. Taylor
    University of Dublin Trinity College Department 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