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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.homegoods.c9001631
EISBN: 978-1-62708-222-8
... not break during testing. Engineering expert litigation Manufacturing standards Products liability Quality control Metal Brittle fracture Often the first reaction of an expert or lawyer receiving a case from a client is simply a question or two. How can a strategy be developed to work...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003505
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
..., a sales representative, an insurance consultant, an attorney in products liability, outside “experts” (be sure they are truly expert!), and so on. Members of the design review board should not be direct participants in day-to-day design and development of the product under review, but the engineers should...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006762
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... engineers, failure analysts cannot cross the line and issue opinions counter to what they know based on the data, regardless if the report is likely to be involved in litigation. It is incumbent upon the failure analyst to form unbiased conclusions based on the evidence and not be swayed or influenced...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003518
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... within a material grade. Evaluation of the adequacy of a material or process specification is often best performed by a materials engineer. Thus, materials experts have been in an excellent position to gain experience in the failure analysis process. The advent of more and more powerful and widely...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006754
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... of the adequacy of a material or process specification is often best performed by a materials engineer. Thus, materials experts have been in an excellent position to gain experience in the failure analysis process. The advent of more powerful and widely available scanning electron microscopes has helped...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003520
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
.... Due to the rise in the number of litigations and the strict implementation of court laws, it is a necessity to properly preserve evidence. In the past, it has been standard practice for an injured party to hire an expert to perform a failure study to determine if there are grounds for a lawsuit. If so...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.machtools.c0089429
EISBN: 978-1-62708-223-5
... twistdrill. (a) End view. (b) Top view. A second drill from the same lot was also examined. There was carbide banding but to a significantly lesser degree. Hardness was measured as 63 to 64 HRC at both the flute edge and in the bulk of the drill. Plaintiff's expert concluded that the failed drill...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006772
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
.... , 2019 5. “ Standard Practice for Examining and Testing Items That Are or May Become Involved in Products Liability Litigation ,” ASTM E 860, Annual Book of ASTM Standards , ASTM International 6. “ Standard Practice for Collection and Preservation of Information and Physical Items...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006755
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... flooded with coolant during cutting, a meeting is held with all possible experts concerned, or none of the experts, and a single theory as to the root cause of the failure is developed. Sometimes there is no meeting, because the engineer thinks he/she personally can handle everything. Next, all...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003519
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
...? What can I prove? E 620. Standard Practice for Reporting Opinions of Technical Experts E 678. Standard Practice for Evaluation of Technical Data E 860. Standard Practice for Examining and Testing Items That Are or May Become Involved in Litigation E 1020. Standard Practice...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001785
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
...) Introduction A maintenance worker was attempting to loosen exhaust system bolts on a large diesel engine using the open end portion of a 3/4-inch (19 mm) wrench. The open end wrench was required because the design of the exhaust system prevented the use of a box end wrench. When the worker applied his...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003523
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... Litigation,” ASTM E 860, Annual Book of ASTM Standards , ASTM 5. “Standard Practice for Collection and Preservation of Information and Physical Items by a Technical Investigator,” ASTM E 1188, Annual Book of ASTM Standards , ASTM Selected References Selected References • Brown S.J...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.steel.c9001149
EISBN: 978-1-62708-232-7
... this team approach by acquiring a better understanding of the complex engineering issues involved in the failure analysis and redesign effort. This better understanding in turn enhanced the attorneys' ability to present the expert testimony at the trial in a readily comprehensible manner. The outcome...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006782
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
.... That is, certain metals and alloys become essentially inert and function as though they were noble metals such as platinum and gold. Fortunately, from an engineering standpoint, the metals most susceptible to this type of behavior are the common engineering and structural materials, including iron, nickel, silicon...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003524
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
..., and service is an essential engineering process for continual improvement in product reliability. This article describes the general procedures, techniques, and precautions employed in the investigation and analysis of metallurgical failures that occur in service. The stages of investigation are discussed...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006753
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
...Abstract Abstract This article briefly introduces the concepts of failure analysis, including root-cause analysis (RCA), and the role of failure analysis as a general engineering tool for enhancing product quality and failure prevention. It initially provides definitions of failure on several...