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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

Organization of a Failure Investigation

By
Daniel P. Dennies, Ph.D.
Daniel P. Dennies, Ph.D.
The Boeing Company
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Published:
2002
Page range:
324 - 332
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

This article reviews the most common reasons for failures and the purpose of a failure investigation. It discusses the nine steps for the organization of a good failure investigation. The three basic tools that are helpful in any failure investigation, namely, a fault tree, a failure mode assessment chart, and a technical plan for resolution chart, are reviewed. The article briefly describes failure investigation pitfalls and concludes with information on the other common tools used for failure investigation and root cause determination.

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Daniel P. Dennies, Ph.D., 2002. "Organization of a Failure Investigation", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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