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Characterization of Metals and Alloys by Paul Holloway

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10

Failure Analysis

CHARLES R. ANDERSON

Contents

10.1    Introduction

10.2    Collaboration with the Applications Engineering Team

10.3    Failure Analysis Case Histories

10.4    Summary

10.1 Introduction

Failure analysis is the process of investigating the properties of a material or structure to determine why and how it failed or why it responded in an undesirable or unexpected manner. The surface scientist who functions as a failure analyst must become a detective who infers from often elusive and microscopic clues what fault in the starting materials, processing, or mode of use led to the undesirable materials response. In the classic case of an investigation of a mechanically fractured surface, the failure analyst will attempt to determine ...

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