How to Organize and Run a Failure Investigation

How to Organize and Run a Failure Investigation

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Learning the proper steps for organizing a failure investigation ensures success. Failure investigations cross company functional boundaries and are an integral component of any design or manufacturing business operation. Well-organized and professionally conducted investigations are essential for solving manufacturing problems and assisting in redesigns. This book outlines a proven systematic approach to failure investigation. It explains the relationship between various failure sources (corrosion, for example) and the organization and conduct of the investigation. It provides a learning platform for engineers from all disciplines: materials, design, manufacturing, quality, and management. The examples in this book focus on the definition of and requirements for a professionally performed failure analysis of a physical object or structure. However, many of the concepts have much greater utility than for investigating the failure of physical objects. For example, the book provides guidance in areas such as learning how to define objectives, negotiating the scope of investigation, examining the physical evidence, and applying general problem-solving techniques.reported in which such blowouts were a major cause or main contributing factor. By mid-1979, at ... Acting upon data supplied by the Center for Auto Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) surveyed 87, 000 owners of new cars, asking if they had complaints about radial tires. ... Even before the large-scale 1978 recall, Firestone 500 steel-belted ra- dials had been subject to four smaller recalls for manufacturing defects, which affected a total of 410, 000 tires.

Title:How to Organize and Run a Failure Investigation
Author: Daniel P. Dennies
Publisher:ASM International - 2005

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