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  • 1.  Strange and unexpected failure

    ASM-IIM Vist. Lect.-NA
    Posted 02-03-2022 10:37

    The Failure Analysis Society is planning a session on 'strange and unexpected failure' for the next IMAT.

    We consider a 'strange or unexpected failure' any event that should not have taken place but has, unexpectedly, or something with an outcome completely different from the one that was predicted, and for this specific session the scope could be much broader than materials-related failures.

    I'm pretty sure some members of the ASM community that are not part of FAS have encountered that kind of events in their professional endeavours so if you think you've got something interesting, please say it here, submit and abstract or contact Erhan Ulvan or myself. 



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  • 2.  RE: Strange and unexpected failure

    Posted 02-12-2022 16:01
    Prof. Vitry:

    Please expand on your definition of "strange and unexpected" failure.  For example, if the initiation point of a catastrophic rupture in a steel pipeline over delicate aquafer was traced to a common imperfection in the steel itself, would that failure be considered either "strange" or "unexpected"?

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  • 3.  RE: Strange and unexpected failure

    ASM-IIM Vist. Lect.-NA
    Posted 02-13-2022 05:33

    If all measures against said common imperfection (or to help detect it) were taken and it still happened, I'd deciddedly consider that as 'unexpected'.

    If it was easily traced to a lack of care, it would be less interesting, but it may fit another session of the symposium, like manufacture related.

    Here's a list of the various sessions so you can see where it would best fit (and if you don't know, the organizers will put your paper in the session it will be the best fit on the base of the abstract, so be as descriptive as you can). 

    FAS/IMS Joint Session
    Additive Manufacturing
    Thermal Treatments
    Fatigue & Fracture
    Tools & Techniques
    Gears, Shafts & Bearings
    Introduction to Failure Analysis
    Strange and Unconventional Failures
    Explosions & Fires 
    Fractography (Vol. 12)
    Historical Cases
    NDT as a tool for Failure Mitigation
    Manufacturing-related failures
    Litigation Challenges
    Non-Metallics



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    Veronique Vitry
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