This article describes a relationship between failure analysis and materials selection, and a basic procedure for performing a failure analysis. It discusses the methods for analyzing failures to improve materials selection and presents examples that illustrate the use of failure analysis in materials selection and materials development/refinement. The examples include the use of failure analysis results in the improvement of line pipe steels, failure analysis leading to improved materials selection for precipitator wires in a basic oxygen furnace, and the failure of chipper knives.
George F. Vander Voort, Use of Failure Analysis in Materials Selection, Materials Selection and Design, Vol 20, ASM Handbook, Edited By George E. Dieter, ASM International, 1997, p 322–328, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v20.a0002458
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