Second edition 2010, 550 pages
Plastics failure, to a certain extent, is the result of a phenomenal increase in
the number and variety of applications in relatively few years. The focus of this
book is on actual field and product failures. The treatment is comprehensive, emphasizing
cause and prevention. The concept of the interdependence of material, design, and
processing is applied to all examples and cases. The "how to" of prevention is brought
out as a logical extension of the cause of failure.