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Failure Analysis and Prevention

Edited by
William T. Becker
William T. Becker
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Roch J. Shipley
Roch J. Shipley
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ASM International
Volume
11
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-180-1
Publication date:
2002
Book Chapter

Photography in Failure Analysis

By
Richard H. McSwain
Richard H. McSwain
McSwain Engineering, Inc.
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Published:
2002
Page range:
418 - 428
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

This article reviews photographic principles, namely, visual examination, field photographic documentation, and laboratory photographic documentation, as applied to failure analysis and the specific techniques employed in both the field and laboratory. It provides information on the photographic equipment used in failure analysis and on film and digital photography. The article describes the basics of photography and the uses of different types of lighting in photography of a fractured surface. The article also addresses the techniques involved in macrophotography and microscopic photography as well as other special techniques.

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Richard H. McSwain, 2002. "Photography in Failure Analysis", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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