The branch of metallurgy that investigates the failure of industrial components has many points in common with the criminalistics. In fact, it is known as Forensic Materials Engineering. It is a science that uses several analytical methods for the characterization of materials and failure modes. Used usually in failures caused by mechanical damage, they are also applicable to those promoted by a corrosion mechanism.
|Hydrogen induced corrosion test at IK4-Azterlan metalic materials' characterzation labs|