Practical Failure Analysis

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 17–19 | Cite as

The interdisciplinary nature of failure analysis

  • Roland Huet
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In many cases, proper investigation of a failure involves several disciplines, and the failure analyst must recognize and use all relevant expertise to identify all the causes for a failure. This is true irrespective of the size of the damages caused by a failure, which governs the amount of time and effort that is usually put into investigating it. The analyst must keep in mind the interdisciplinary nature of failure analysis, no matter the size of the project.


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© ASM International - The Materials Information Society 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Huet
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  1. 1.Menlo Park

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