Introduction to Fracture Analysis

Introduction to Fracture Analysis

Date(s) - 04/14/2020
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Green Mill/Best Western Plus
2705 Annapolis Ln N
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441

**This meeting has been cancelled**


AFS Twin Cities Chapter welcomes Neal Hanke, P.E., Materials Evaluation and Engineering, to the monthly meeting on Tuesday April 14th, 2020 at the Green Mill in Plymouth, Minnesota with the Social beginning at 3:00pm. Neal’s presentation on “Introduction to Fracture Analysis” will begin at 4:15pm.

About the Speaker…Neal graduated with a bachelors degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Iowa State University in 2011 and became a licensed professional materials engineer in 2016. He has been consulting on materials-related problems and conducting materials testing and forensic investigations with Materials Evaluation and Engineering, Inc. for 8+ years. He provides expertise for failure analyses–particularly those involving fracture characterization–for clients from a wide range of industries including manufacturers of medical devices, automotive equipment, and industrial machinery.

About the Topic…The focus of this presentation will be on evaluating macro- and microscopic features of fractured components to aid in determining the cause of failure. Characteristic fracture features for a variety of materials and loading conditions will be examined. Common analytical methods and techniques to facilitate this type of investigation will also be discussed.


3:00pm      Social Hour – Cash Bar & Hors d’oeuvres

4:15pm      Presentation – “Introduction to Fracture Analysis”

5:00pm      Speaker Gifts & Announcements

Register below by March 10th at 12:00pm