Failure Analysis of Engineering Structures: Methodology and Case Histories
Chapter 1: Failure Analysis: Why and for Whom?
This chapter discusses the importance of failure analysis and the role it plays in a society driven by technological advancement. It explains why failure rates are highest in the early and later stages of the life of any product and shows the extent to which failure rates increase when products are subjected to an aggressive operating environment.
Failure Analysis: Why and for Whom?, Failure Analysis of Engineering Structures: Methodology and Case Histories, By V. Ramachandran, A.C. Raghuram, R.V. Krishnan, S.K. Bhaumik, ASM International, 2005, p 3–4, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270003
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