Failure Analysis and Accident Investigation Activity at NAL

Bhaumik, SK (2009) Failure Analysis and Accident Investigation Activity at NAL. In: Internationla Symposium on Opportunities and challenges Facing Aviation industry in Indian subcontinent, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad.

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    Failure represents an adverse situation wherein a component or assembly fails to perform its intended function satisfactorily . In other words, it can be defined as the gap between the expected performance and the actual performance of any component or assembly . The purpos-' of failure analysis is to establish the mechanism and causes of the failure and to recommend a solution to the problem . Since most times, failures do not "just happen" but are "caused", determination of the cause for the failure helps to identify as to what exactly went wrong and what needs to be done to avoid similar failures in future . Even the most sophisticated simulation; testing cannot adequately duplicate the varied-factors and the many unanticipated causes that lead to failure . Hence failure analysis offers the most reliable tool in assuring the safety of the component or an assembly or a system .

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Failure Analysis
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    Division/Department: Materials Science Division
    Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 11:49
    Last Modified: 09 Feb 2012 11:49

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