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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110025
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... Abstract In embedded systems, the separation between system level, board level, and individual component level failure analysis is slowly disappearing. In order to localize the initial defect area, prepare the sample for root cause analysis, and image the exact root cause, the overall...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180061
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
... Abstract Statistics, data analysis, root cause analysis, and problem-solving processes play a key role in failure investigations. This chapter explains how to collect failure investigation data, how to build and maintain a database for company-related failures, and how to use corresponding...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110506
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
..., manufacturing, and test process. This article discusses five key disciplines of the signature analysis process that need to be orchestrated within the organization: design for test practices, test floor data collection methodology, post-test data analysis tools, root cause theorization, and physical 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
... Abstract Passive components can be broadly divided into capacitors, resistors, and inductors. Failure analysis of these components helps determine the root cause and improve the overall quality and reliability of the electronic systems. This article describes different failure analysis...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180091
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
... investigation. failure Investigation root cause analysis corrective actions problem-solving process effectiveness NINE STEPS are necessary to the organization of a good failure investigation: Understand and negotiate the investigation goals. Obtain a clear understanding of the failure...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270087
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
..., improper root loading, and material defects can be ruled out as primary causes for this failure. ...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110513
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... history, failure signatures, environmental conditions, regional failure occurrences, user profile issues, and more in the failure analysis process to improve root cause findings. automotive electronics failure analysis failure anamnesis preventive risk evaluation root cause analysis...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270118
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
... by corrosion pits in the root transition region. The chapter recommends further investigations to determine the cause of pitting, which appears to be confined to the dovetail region. compressor blades corrosion pitting fatigue failure SEM fractography Premature service...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270150
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
... originating from nonmetallic inclusions in the blade root. compressor blades energy-dispersive X-ray spectrophotometry fatigue fracture SEM fractography visual examination A compressor blade in an aircraft engine failed in service. The failure was due to fatigue fracture originating...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180127
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
... Kepner-Tregoe structured problem-solving method, PROACT software for root cause analysis developed by the Reliability Center, Inc., and other processes and methods developed by the Failsafe Network, Inc., and Shainin LLC. failure investigation technical skills communication skills technical...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110461
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... Abstract The ultimate goal of the failure analysis process is to find physical evidence that can identify the root cause of the failure. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has emerged as a powerful tool to characterize subtle defects. This article discusses the sample preparation procedures...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.uhcf3.t53630xvi
EISBN: 978-1-62708-270-9
... all stages of the design and manufacturing process should appreciate the reasons why formal failure analysis is performed. A comprehensive understanding of how components fail is necessary for a proper failure analysis. The goal of any failure analysis investigation is to discover the root cause...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
... uses examples to explain the factors involved and how to recognize them when the first appear. failure investigation root cause analysis failure prevention IMPORTANT ASPECTS of failure investigation addressed in this chapter include: The complexities of organizing a failure...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110010
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... lock-in thermography magnetic current imaging package failure analysis scanning acoustic microscopy time domain reflectometry X-ray inspection A systematic approach is needed to uncover the root cause of a modern package failure. Opens and shorts sound easy, when compared to functional or a...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780189
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... mode assessment and assignment. Use appropriate documentation reviews, interviews, design analyses, hardware analyses, and designed experiments to converge on the root cause. Identify potential interim and long-term corrective actions, and select the most appropriate corrective actions. Ensure...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... failure mechanisms, the focus here is on what can cause a system to fail. System failures can be induced by component failures (such as the ones mentioned previously), or they can occur as a result of complex component and subsystem interactions (without any parts failing). Finding the root causes of...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270143
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
... cause of failure. The LPTR blade was made of directionally solidified cast nickel-base superalloys with platinum aluminide surface coating. Fig. CH33.1 Photograph of the failed LPTR blade Figure CH33.1 shows the failed blade. The blade had fractured above the blade root platform in...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 September 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.fahtsc.t51130395
EISBN: 978-1-62708-284-6
... cracks were observed after induction hardening. The parameters that can cause cracks after induction hardening are: Figure 20 shows the crack. This crack originates in the middle of the root of the gear and does not originate at any sharp corners. Hardness profiles from the root indicated that the...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110550
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... artifacts, especially when supporting key technology and package qualifications. A sample submitted for failure analysis goes through an iterative process of fault isolation, non-destructive and destructive procedures until a root cause is identified. Several techniques under the...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... underlying root cause that has the most impact on yield. A 100% failure analysis success based on a couple of worse failing dies is no longer meaningful to yield. To ensure a fast product yield ramp-up, a prompt, conclusive, defect-learning approach is necessary in order to devise a precise corrective action...