Practical Failure Analysis

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 11–16 | Cite as

The organization of a failure investigation

  • Daniel P. Dennies
Features Methodology


Failure Investigation Corrective Action International Space Station Technical Plan Martensitic Stainless Steel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel P. Dennies
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  1. 1.Material and Process Engineering, BoeingHuntington Beach

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