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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
... be challenging when results from various tests seem contradictory or inconclusive. Regardless, conclusions must eventually be drawn from the data. This article discusses the processes involved in reviewing data, formulating conclusions, failure analysis report preparation and writing, and providing...
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
... the evidence and formulate conclusions. This requires writing a report with follow-up recommendations on preventing future failures. The goal of every failure analyst is to determine not only the failure mechanism but also the root cause, which may be related to misuse, poor maintenance practices, or improper...
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
... Martensitic and austenitic charts Addresses and phone numbers Assistance, information, etc. Technical information Specification lists, design criteria, drawings, notes, etc.. This is where the individual criteria come in. Cellular phone Immediate access to important contacts Eyewitness report...
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
... cause is proposed but not well supported by evidence. Lastly, a concise report is impossible to write. There is no record of the direction of the failure investigation over time or the various decisions and conclusions made along the way. Everyone just hopes that the failure never happens again...
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
... generally include planning the investigation, performing background research, and writing the report, as well as the actual physical tests and evaluations to which the component in question is subjected. Even though a recipe of procedures has many merits, especially for the beginners in the practice...
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
... is an important skill. The classical approach is to follow a list of steps, which generally include planning the investigation, performing background research, and writing the report, as well as the actual physical tests and evaluations to which the component in question is subjected. A “recipe-style” list...
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
... of embrittlement, or to confirm the method of heat treatment or hardenability. 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...
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
... of failure mechanism Chemical analysis Analysis of fracture mechanics Testing under simulated service conditions Analysis of all the evidence, formulation of conclusions, and writing the report Although following these steps will provide information to help determine the contributing...
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
... Reliability and Maintainability Symposium tutorial notes , 1999 24. “The FMECA Process in the Concurrent Engineering (CE) Environment,” AIR 4845, Society of Automotive Engineers Aerospace Information Report, 18 June , 1993 25. Lambert H.E. , Report No. UCID-16238 Lawrence Livermore...
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
... on product failures from test facilities, test laboratories, and service personnel are valuable. Each complaint should be quickly, carefully, and thoroughly investigated. An efficient reporting system can result in product corrections before large numbers of the product reach users, or a product recall...
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
..., the engine manufacturer, and the FAA), drafted MSG-1, Handbook: Maintenance Evaluation and Program Development . Working groups reporting to the MSG “sorted out the potential maintenance tasks and then evaluated them to determine which must be done for operating safety or essential hidden function...
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
... and Prevention , Volume 11 of the ASM Handbook , 2002. Nevertheless, failures continue. Recalls of motor vehicles and consumer products are reported on a regular basis and tabulated on various websites. Building and bridge collapses are less common but still occur. Thus, the need for failure analysis...
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
... defects per million opportunities (equivalent to 99.9997% reliability). This is indeed a lofty goal for any organization (be it a manufacturing company, a petrochemical plant, a service business, or a government agency), but companies committed to Six Sigma have reported significant gains in productivity...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003538
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
..., there is evidence of plastic deformation and failure by microvoid coalescence (MVC) ductile tearing. However, exceptions to this fracture progression mode have been reported. One is formation of a specimen-scale shear band (sometimes associated with void sheet formation at the microscale). One set of circumstances...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006775
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... at the microscale, there is evidence of plastic deformation and failure by microvoid coalescence (MVC) ductile tearing. However, exceptions to this fracture progression mode have been reported. One is formation of a specimen-scale shear band (sometimes associated with void sheet formation at the microscale). One...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.modes.c9001459
EISBN: 978-1-62708-234-1
.... British Engine Boiler & Electrical Insurance Co. Ltd. , Technical Report—New Series , Vol. I , p. 103 . 5. Ibid , p. 114 . 6. Bacon F. , Engineering , Sept . 23rd , 1932 , p. 372 . 7. Peterson R. E. , “Metals and Alloys,” Vol. 10 , 1939 , p. 276 . 8...