Failure analysis and prevention

Failure analysis and prevention

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Annotation Intended for students and practitioners at all levels of experience, this hefty volume focuses on the root causes of failures and provides a framework for understanding their occurrence. It discusses the various aspects of failure and failure prevention, the methods of structural life assessment, and the principles, techniques, and tools of failure analysis. Also, specific sections address in detail the types of failures, including those related to corrosion, fractures, and wear. The Handbook Committee includes representatives of government and industry. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (, in practice, it is of interest to quantify the global fracture surface topography in terms of only few parameters, which ... of the closely spaced points on the fracture surface obtained by SEM stereo-pair observations, which is described later. ... Finally, in 1990, the following general, assumption-free stereo- logical relationship for an unbiased estimation of Rs ... a + {(jt/2) - a} cos a] / (a)da o (Eq 10) In Eq 10, a is the angle between a line element in the vertical section fracture profileanbsp;...

Title:Failure analysis and prevention
Author:William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley, ASM International. Handbook Committee
Publisher: - 2002


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