Systems Failure Analysis
Systems Failure Analysis explains the tools and concepts used to get at the root causes of defects and failures in complex manufacturing and engineered systems. The methods described identify and evaluate potential failure causes. The book outlines the failure analysis process beginning with defining the problem, identifying all potential failure causes, objectively evaluating each potential cause, and implementing actions to preclude recurrence. Contents include fault-tree, pedigree, and change analysis; failure mode assessment and assignment; leaks and contaminants; design analysis, statistics, design of experiments, and corrective actions. Analytical equipment is discussed as well as mechanical and electronic failures. For information on the print version, ISBN 978-1-61503-012-5, follow this link.