Innovative Approaches to Failure Analysis

On Tuesday September 15, 2015, Dr. Erhan Ulvan spoke to members of the Etobicoke Chapter gathered at the Islington Gold Club about failure analysis and the innovations in his line of work. Utilizing two fascinating case studies, he lead the audience through structured problem solving to identify the cause of failure.

The audience learned that, failures do not always show expected pattern and behavior. Conventional approach may be misleading and analyzing them may require new approaches and techniques. Some of these techniques may be invented during the investigation.
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About the 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. He 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.
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