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Failure Analysis and Prevention

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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

Materials Selection for Failure Prevention

By
Brett A. Miller
Brett A. Miller
Stork Technimet, Inc.
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Published:
2002
Page range:
24 - 39
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

Materials selection is an important engineering function in both the design and failure analysis of components. This article briefly reviews the general aspects of materials selection as a concern in proactive failure prevention during design and as a possible root cause of failed parts. It discusses the overall concept of design and describes the role of the materials engineer in the design and materials selection process. The article highlights the significance of materials selection in both the prevention and analysis of failures.

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Brett A. Miller, 2002. "Materials Selection for Failure Prevention", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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