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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.marine.c9001523
EISBN: 978-1-62708-227-3
... to round the comers of the flame-cut cloverleaf lobe. This new manufacturing process solved the problem. Decks Ductile brittle transition Residual stress Transport ships ABS AH36 Mixed-mode fracture Metalworking-related failures Introduction Crack Initiation Failure Mechanism...
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
.... The Four-Step Problem-Solving Process The four-step problem-solving process that most engineers are taught is a good overall view of a failure investigation: What is the problem? What is the root cause of the problem? What are the potential solutions? What is the best solution...
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
..., resources, personnel, and so on. What Is a Failure? Why Do Failures Happen? Why Is a Failure Investigation Performed? The Four-Step Problem-Solving Process The Scientific Method and Failure Analysis—Intelligence, Imagination, and Creativity Critical Thinking Why Plan a Failure...
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
... (RCA) techniques are effective in exploring some of the other contributors to failures, such as the human and latent root causes. Properly performed, failure analysis and RCA are critical steps in the overall problem-solving process and are key ingredients for correcting and preventing failures...
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
... also be treated effectively by conducting problem-solving processes and RCAs (although the main focus of this article and this Volume is on failure analysis from a materials perspective). There are many tools to assist an RCA. The most important element, however, is an open mind by the investigator...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0005695
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... who are trying to solve a problem. It is recognized that the exact definition of a particular term may be less important than conveying the concept that solves the problem. However, it is typical in failure analysis and problem solving to consult the literature (including Handbooks such as this one...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006840
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... parties who are trying to solve a problem. It is recognized that the exact definition of a particular term may be less important than conveying the concept that solves the problem. However, it is typical in failure analysis and problem solving to consult the literature (including handbooks...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006798
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
..., there is a good probability of identifying some helpful solutions to at least reduce the likelihood of recurrence. This glossary is intended to help promote clear thinking and useful failure analysis. The process of defining terms is useful to the parties involved in solving a failure analysis problem...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006773
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... available at a fraction of the cost compared to that around 2000. Currently, FEA applications are feasible on PCs (for simple to moderately complex degrees-of-freedom problems). As the result of increased computing capability, more and more problems are solved with accurate details, and full-scale three...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003526
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... and transient analyses. The largest nonlinear, transient, and dynamic models are still best solved on the fastest mainframes. However, as computing power continues to increase, so will the ability to solve even more complex problems. General-Purpose Applications General-purpose FEA software programs can...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.process.c9001642
EISBN: 978-1-62708-235-8
... on and make changes in one's own process. This plant is by no means the only one to experience problems along these lines. Many companies prefer to force their suppliers to solve their problems rather than investigate product production and performance. The belief that the supplier is at fault is very...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003514
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... crack and/or corrosion. But S , which would now be treated as a random process, may also have time-variant parameters. It is possible, often in the simpler cases, to use analysis to convert a time-variant problem into a time-invariant problem, the latter of which is generally easier to solve...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.9781627082952
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
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
...) Structured decision-making and problem-solving methods for larger scale investigations Table 4 Structured decision-making and problem-solving methods for larger scale investigations Method Most useful in this type of analysis FMEA Used during design of component and the processes...
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
... and the processes that are used to manufacture it. Allows a structured approach to figuring out the consequences of failures of single features on a component or single steps in a processing sequence Kepner Tregoe Decision analysis method for problem solving in complex systems and prioritizing Fault-tree...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006817
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... ). By 1972, these results were so conclusive that the FAA permitted the airlines to abandon routine overhauls of engines and other complex items aboard airliners. Meanwhile, the continuing engine reliability problems were being solved by improving the design of the engines, not by overhauling them more often...
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 solve the problem presented by that failure—after the failure has already occurred. Some review processes examine only the existing maintenance program, because they are intended only to update or optimize that program. However, the purpose of RCM is “to identify the policies that must...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001323
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... was further aggravated by the presence of silicon and sulfur (silicates and sulfates). It was recommended that the tubes be replaced with Inconel 600 or 601, as a practical option until the carryover problem could be solved. Alkalies, environment Boiler tubes Environmental effects Inconel 600, 601...
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
...Abstract Abstract Vibration analysis can be used in solving both rotating and nonrotating equipment problems. This paper presents case histories that, over a span of approximately 25 years, used vibration analysis to troubleshoot a wide range of problems. Selected References Selected...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.process.c9001640
EISBN: 978-1-62708-235-8
... field is required for awareness of what should actually be sought. Note that the work requestors in this case were open minded and allowed pursuit beyond the obvious. The observation of porosity drove the solution toward solving a porosity problem rather than the broader approach of conducting...