Failure analysis of Aerospace Components

  • T. W. Heaslip


After the shock and confusion of an air disaster, investigator specialists are charged with picking up the straws and trying to piece together the catastrophic sequence of events that led to the tragic loss of human and material resources. If the machine itself failed unexpectedly and prematurely during the lead event or at some subsequent stage, then invariably engineering specialists will be drawn into the investigation team. If material problems are involved or suspected, then the Materials/Metallurgical Engineering Specialist will be required to perform failure investigations of specific structures, components or parts. In Canda this is one of the functions carried out by the Aviation Safety Engineering Facility in the Department of Transport.


Stress Corrosion Crack Fracture Face Chromium Plating Crack Network Turbine Wheel 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. W. Heaslip
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  1. 1.Aviation Safety Bureau, Transport CanadaOttawaCanada

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