Abstract: A brief review of failure mechanisms, occurring in industrial manufactured products during production, testing or service conditions, is given from a technical expert viewpoint. Primarily, the main qualitative aspects and features of failure modes are presented, based on case history approach, and correlated to the prevailed operating and environmental conditions. These characteristics are mainly recorded for the identification of the emergent failure mechanism(s). The second part of the presentation includes selected methodological techniques which are briefly summarized and discussed. The aim is to provide a wider perspective of failure prevention, using as paradigms the process and systems approach principles, which broaden the scope of the organization’s self-preparedness and its ability to address and minimize the risks, assisting to quality and business improvement.
Authors: George Pantazopoulos, Athanasios Vazdirvanidis, Anagnostis Toulfatzis, Sofia Papadopoulou, and Andreas Rikos
Keywords: failure analysis investigation, fractography, fatigue, steel rebar, track-type chain