Fall Courses 2012

Course #1
Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist
9/26/12 to 11/14/12
Wednesday nights, 7 PM to 9 PM
at Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Date Subjects
9/26 Metals – A History
10/3 Extractive Metallurgy Solidification of Metals
10/10 Metal Forming
Mechanical Properties and Their Measurements
10/17 Steels and Cast Irons: Applications and Metallurgy
Heat Treatment of Steel
10/24 Case Hardening of Steel
Strengthening Mechanism
10/31 Nonferrous Metals
11/7 Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention
Quality Control and Failure Analysis
11/14 Materials Characterization and the Selection Process

Who Should Enroll
Metal processing personnel, machine shop superintendents, QA managers, heat treating operators and managers, component designers, technicians, marketing writers and individuals without a materials background wishing to better understand the role of materials science. This course provides understandings of what metals are, how they behave, and why they behave differently than non-metallic materials. This course will show how metals are processed to yield desired properties.

Course #2
Principles of Failure Analysis
9/27/12 to 11/15/12
Thursday nights, 7 PM to 9 PM
at Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Date Subjects
9/27 General Procedures for Failure Analysis
10/4 Types of Failure and Stress
Ductile and Brittle Fractures
10/11 Fatigue Failures
Wear Failures
10/18 Corrosion Failures
Elevated-Temperature Failures
10/25 Failures of Cast and Wrought Ferrous Metals
Failures of Welded, Brazed and Soldered Joints
11/1 Failures of Tools and Dies
Failures of Shafts and Bearings
11/8 Failures of Gears
Failures of Mechanical Fasteners
11/15 Failures of Boilers and Heat Exchangers
Failures of Pressure Vessels

Who Should Enroll
Engineers, managers, metallurgists, and technicians who are new to failure analysis or for those who want an update. It is also designed for individuals interested in utilizing failure analysis to improve productivity. This course presents a very practical approach to failure analysis covering Procedures for Analysis, Failure Mechanisms and Failure in Product Forms and Components. Many case histories of failures and their elimination are highlighted throughout the course.

Location in Northwest Houston (near 290 and Eldridge)
Stress Engineering Services, Inc. Conference Center, Building #2,
13610 Westland East Blvd, Houston, TX 77449

Map to Stress Engineering

Course Fees:

  • $225.00 – Student
  • $550.00 – ASM Members and Chapter Sustaining Member’s Employees
  • $625.00 – Non-Members
  • Both prices include course materials.

If you are registering multiple students for different courses, you must submit registration for them separately.


Registration can be made by submitting the online registration form paying online or by registering online and sending a copy of the e-mail confirmation along with a check, P.O. or money order to the address below. Make checks payable to ASM International Houston Chapter.

Mail to:
Leo Vega (281) 955-2900
Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
13800 Westfair East Drive
Houston, TX 77041

Tax deduction applies for all expenses of continuing education (including registration fee, travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. (Tres. Reg. 1-167-5)