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Failure analysis is a process that is performed to determine the causes or factors that have led to an undesired loss of functionality. This article describes some of the factors and conditions that might be considered when approaching a failure analysis problem. It focuses on the key principles, objectives, practices, and procedures of failure analysis. The article provides guidelines on the preparation of a protocol for a failure analysis. It also demonstrates the proper approaches to failure analysis.

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Debbie Aliya, 2002. "The Failure Analysis Process: An Overview", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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