Practical Failure Analysis

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 21–31 | Cite as

The role of thorough failure investigation in enhancing the reliability of machinery

  • G. Goodwin
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Diesel Engine Failure Investigation Fuel System Gear Train Injection Pump 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Goodwin
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  1. 1.Marine PropulsionDSTO Maritime Platforms DivisionMaribyrnongAustralia

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