Failure analysis-Present concepts and future perspectives

Raghuram, AC and Shamala, AR (1986) Failure analysis-Present concepts and future perspectives. Advances in fracture research (Fracture 84), 6. pp. 3903-3917.

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Aspects of failure analysis methodology are discussed, taking into account questions which arise with many failure problems, the common causes and defects in failure, the graphical technique provided by the 'fault tree', the quantitative evaluation of the fault tree, and the applications of fault tree analysis. Attention is given to the tools and techniques used in failure analysis, a fault tree for a boiler tube failure, the role of fracture mechanics, storage and retrieval of failure data, a failure experience matrix, reliability and failure analysis, and the economics of quality performance. It is concluded that failure analysis and fracture mechanics when used in combination judiciously will help reduce incidence of failures and improve reliability of engineering structures in an economical way. (G.R.)

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Failure analysis;Fracture mechanics;Structural failure;Technology assessment;Crack propagation;Data retrieval;Data storage;Failure modes;Hydrogen embrittlement;Stress corrosion cracking;Stress distribution;Surface cracks
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Quality Assurance and Reliability
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 09 May 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:08

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