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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110673
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
...). Figure 3 Screen shot showing an example of internet-based training (image courtesy Semitracks Inc.). Abstract Abstract Education and training play an important role if the failure analyst is to be successful in his or her work. This article discusses the history of training activities...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110666
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... ”, Center for System Reliability (CSR)/Sandia National Laboratories, ( 2010 ) http://reliability.sandia.gov/Manuf_Statistics/Statistical_Process_Control/statistical_process_control.html [3] Burgess D. , “ Reliability and Quality Concepts for Failure Analysts ,” Microelectronics Failure...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.uhcf3.t53630xvi
EISBN: 978-1-62708-270-9
... is performed. This chapter describes why failure analysis is conducted and outlines the responsibilities of the failure analyst. design process failure analysis failure analyst manufacturing process Definition of Failure Why Do We Perform a Failure Analysis? The Responsibilities...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270162
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
... for closer examination. Based on their observations and the results of SEM fractography, failure analysts concluded that the gusset plates failed due to a downward bending overload in tension and that the tail rotor control cable snapped due to tensile overload. There were no indications of delayed failure...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2007
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.htcma.t52080001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-304-1
...Abstract Abstract This chapter outlines the topics covered in the book and explains why and to whom the book was written. The book is intended for engineers, metallurgists, and failure analysts who work with materials and components that operate in high-temperature corrosive environments...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270168
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
...Abstract Abstract During cyclic spin tests, the turbine disc in an aircraft engine broke apart with a loud noise, followed by a fire. Based on a detailed examination and the results of SEM fractography and hardness measurements, failure analysts concluded that a locking plate became dislodged...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270173
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
... relevant details about its location on the disc and various aspects of its appearance. It also explains how failure analysts concluded that the disc had been subjected to a fluctuating load of high magnitude and that the crack was the result of two fatigue cracks, originating from opposite sides...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270185
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
... optical and electron microscopes, indicating that the operating loads on the bolts far exceeded the design loads. Based on their observations, which are summarized in the report, failure analysts concluded that the design of the connecting rod system needs to be reassessed. connecting rod bolts SEM...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.uhcf3.t53630001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-270-9
... emphasized as part of most engineering curricula. As a result, failure analysis methods and techniques are not always understood by many engineers. Figure 1 shows how a failure investigation is the reverse of the design process. During the failure investigation, the failure analyst will revisit...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110016
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... failures. How to handle WLCSP devices (many of which are as small as 1mm x 1mm) during the failure analysis process becomes a big challenge for the failure analysts. Frequent checking of the WLCSP device after each failure analysis step (such as electrical testing, emission analysis, or micro-probing...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180151
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
... analyses, the analyst may have strong evidence that the cause of a failure is related to excessively high static stresses (or cyclic stresses in the case of fatigue). In these cases, an analysis of the stress during normal operation (or abnormal operation if identified) must be conducted. Analytical...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ffub.t53610549
EISBN: 978-1-62708-303-4
... in Failure Analysis ” in Failure Analysis and Prevention , Vol 11, ASM Handbook , ASM International, 2002. In the investigation of failures, it is also often desirable for the analyst to visit the scene, but for the analysis of some components, it may be impractical or impossible for the failure...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110402
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... the cleave is counter to the crystal plane, the edge is rough ( Fig. 13 ). These or similar questions provide a foundation that will generally lead to more specific questions. Answering these questions enables the analyst to begin planning the failure analysis process and will also help to prioritize...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.uhcf3.t53630023
EISBN: 978-1-62708-270-9
... of the ‘weakest link’ theory applies: fracture will originate wherever the local stress first exceeds the local strength.” In this sense, local means any micro area within the metal where stress exceeds strength. The failure analyst must be able to understand—actually visualize—the principal stress system...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
... Discussion Underlying Causes of Failure Failure Prevention Legal Ramifications Introduction Challenges Faced by Failure Analysts The Failure Analysis Process Recognizing a Failure F-20 Tigershark International Space Station (ISS) California Energy Crisis USS...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110032
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... “lifetime” of a failure analyst is less than five years. Many young analysts get the impression that FA is not a leading-edge career path like design and development. Some feel that FA has low corporate visibility and/or that it is not good that the nature of the mission is dealing with “failure...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110587
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... of these are discussed. Different failure analysis approaches used for these components along with development of some of these techniques are described as well. Film CAPS are available in variety of constructions, sizes and designs ( Fig. 19 ) for different applications. The failure analyst needs to understand...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.uhcf3.t53630101
EISBN: 978-1-62708-270-9
... in Fig. 11 . Knowledge of the material, loading conditions, and the texture of the remainder of the fracture surface, along with the experience of a knowledgeable failure analyst, are often required to correctly interpret the nature of the fracture features. Fig. 11 (a) Ductile fracture through...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cub.t66910475
EISBN: 978-1-62708-250-1
... Several factors, as well as the possibility of their interactions, must be considered by the failure analyst in determining whether corrosion was the cause of, or contributed in some way to, a failure and in devising effective and practical corrective measures. The type of corrosion, its rate...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110144
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... the best chosen approach for access to a select component embedded in epoxy both in package or System in Package and multi-chip module (MCM). This article assists the analyst in making decisions on frontside access using flat lapping, chemical decapsulation, laser ablation, plasma reactive ion etching (RIE...