14 Jan 2011
Paper by EME professor selected as the cover story by Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

Failure of a Sliding Metal Gate Due to Single-Impact Bending Fracture and Poor Installation Practice, a paper co-authored by UM assistant professor Dr. Kin Ho Lo, Prof. J.K.L. Lai and Dr. K.W. Wong from City University of Hong Kong, has been selected as the cover story by Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention (JFAP).

The afore-mentioned paper was co-authored by Dr. Kin Ho Lo (second author) from the Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Macau (UM), Prof. J.K.L. Lai and Dr. K.W. Wong from City University of Hong Kong. The paper looks into the failure of a sliding metal gate and the current practice for installing such sliding gates. Figure 3 in the paper was selected as the cover photograph for the first issue of the 2011 volume.

Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention is a journal of the American Society for Metals (ASM) International. The journal presents technical analyses, emerging techniques that assist failure analysis in engineering, news and technical peer-reviewed articles. Readership of the journal includes individuals involved in failure analysis, materials scientists, and mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical, civil, chemical, corrosion, and design engineers.