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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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Practices in Failure Analysis

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393 - 417
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November 01, 2002


This article describes the preliminary stages and general procedures, techniques, and precautions employed in the investigation and analysis of metallurgical failures that occur in service. The most common causes of failure characteristics are described for fracture, corrosion, and wear failures. The article provides information on the synthesis and interpretation of results from the investigation. Finally, it presents key guidelines for conducting a failure analysis.

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2002. "Practices in Failure Analysis", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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