Accession Number:

ADA219747

Title:

Failure Analysis Handbook

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 1986-29 Apr 1989

Corporate Author:

PRATT AND WHITNEY WEST PALM BEACH FL ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-08-18

Pagination or Media Count:

758.0

Abstract:

Aircraft service failures of any type, from a simple rivet failure to complete engine failure, have the potential to result in loss of the aircraft and personnel. Accurate determination of the cause of the failure may yield information that will prevent similar future failures from occurring. It is helpful for the investigator to have a data base of known failure modes to draw from in forming his conclusions. The objective of this program was to update and augment the two primary Air Force failure analysis handbooks, Electron Fractography Handbook and SEMTEM Fractography Handbook, published in 1965 and 1975, respectively, with a new Failure Analysis Handbook. The new handbook includes fractography of alloys and conditions not previously covered in other handbooks. The handbook also is a guide for procedures and lists other sources of information. Keywords Transmission electron microscopy Scanning electron microscopy Fracturefatigue mechanics Steel Nickel alloys Cleavage Metallography Decohesive rupture Titanium alloys Photomicrography Military aircraft equipment failure.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE