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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

Conducting a Failure Examination

By
George F. Vander Voort
George F. Vander Voort
Buehler Ltd.
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Published:
2002
Page range:
333 - 342
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

This article outlines the basic steps to be followed and the range of techniques available for failure analysis, namely, background data assembling, visual examination, microfractography, chemical analysis, metallographic examination, electron microscopy, electron microprobe analysis, X-ray techniques, and simulations. It also describes the steps for analyzing the data, preparing the report, preservation of evidence, and follow-up on recommendations.

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George F. Vander Voort, 2002. "Conducting a Failure Examination", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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