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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.process.c9001601
EISBN: 978-1-62708-235-8
.... These observations are in agreement with published work on flow forming. 3 , 12 Expert system Inclusions Metal forming Microstructure Surface finish 4130 UNS G41300 Metalworking-related failures ...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.design.c9001578
EISBN: 978-1-62708-233-4
... is caused by spiral vortex filaments that rotate at a speed lower than the rotational speed of the turbine. In this case, the load range at which the Rheingan's Influence occurred varied with the upstream and downstream water level. The vibration supervisory system did not register any excessive levels...
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
.... Summarize and analyze all pertinent data. Consult with experts when necessary. Write the report and distribute it. The report should include recommendations to prevent future problems or problems in similar existing equipment. Follow up on these recommendations. Preserve the evidence...
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 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 provide a more fact...
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
.... If a products liability suit is entered against a company, the plaintiff's attorney and technical experts attempt to convince a jury that the manufacturer did not exercise reasonable care in one or more features of design and/or manufacture, and that because the company did not exercise reasonable care...
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
... the customer organize their thoughts and provide this information. Also, a conversation should occur with the customer to elicit their thoughts regarding the failure. In addition, the investigator needs to become as much of an expert about the component or system or process as possible. Becoming an expert...
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
... require the assessment of a materials engineer. This is because many design engineers are not very familiar with the natural variations 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...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003504
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... to maintenance experts in commercial aviation that scheduled overhauls were on their way out and that on-condition maintenance was on the way in. Experience with the reliability programs was also beginning to develop criteria for identifying the appropriate approach for a given item when installed in a given...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003501
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... the information is needed for evaluation of the configurations, selection of the exact material (e.g., the particular aluminum alloy or thermoplastic resin) may be postponed until the parametric stage. Consultation with materials and manufacturing experts is, of course, strongly advised, and other factors...
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
... is crucial at this point. The investigator needs to make himself as much of an expert about the component or system or process as possible. Always remember to look at each failure as unique and different. Considering a failure to be unique is sometimes difficult when the failure looks just like the one...
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
... training and experience in performing a comprehensive investigation and accurate reconstruction. Reconstructing an accident often requires consulting with highly specialized experts to address specific aspects of the failure. For example, an automotive accident investigation may point to the failure...
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
... it; many experts believe that imbedding such graphics in the body of the report, rather than at the end, helps the flow of the report. Company procedures and practices may address such issues as voice and format. If no formal company policy exists, there are many organizations that provide standard formats...
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
... allowed for sharing of the facts generated during the failure analysis such that all experts present were able to reach the same conclusion and be comfortable with the results. The use of multiple independent failure analysis techniques maximized confidence that identification of the true root cause...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.9781627081801
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003503
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... the system operation and output. Researchers are also investigating how expert system technology can be used to help perform a FMEA. They hope that this research will yield tools that the designer can use early in the design process when errors and design weaknesses can be easily and cheaply corrected...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.modes.c9001632
EISBN: 978-1-62708-234-1
... by the expert work of M. Lopez and T. Romero at the CMR hot cells, the LANSCE-7 remote handling section, and T. Flossdorf at the FZJ hot cells. The authors thank E. Zimmermann for his continuing assistance in developing the tooling and fixtures required for these investigations. Dose analysis at FZJ...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003500
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... techniques. One of the key factors in properly performing a failure analysis is keeping an open mind while examining and analyzing the evidence to foster a clear, unbiased perspective of the failure. Collaboration with experts in other disciplines is required in certain circumstances to integrate...
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
... with experts in other disciplines is required in certain circumstances to integrate the analysis of the evidence with a quantitative understanding of the stressors and background information on the design, manufacture, and service history of the failed product or system. A thorough failure analysis...
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
... 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 of the lawsuit was a court determination...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.usage.c9001597
EISBN: 978-1-62708-236-5
... be the real experts in their own processes. For example, the steel and forging suppliers could begin constructive work to isolate the reasons behind the fracture initiation location at the center of pin #2. The induction hardening and final machining supplier could analyze their inspection practices...