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Title: Critical assessment: forensic metallurgy – the difficulties
Authors: Hainsworth, Sarah V.
First Published: 5-Jun-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis for Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK)
Citation: Materials Science and Technology, 2017, 33 (14), pp. 1553-1559
Abstract: Forensic metallurgists are asked to address failures across a wide range of materials, length-scales, and applications. This requires in-depth knowledge of metallurgical principles, manufacturing, and engineering fields. The metallurgist will be asked to determine whether or not the appropriate engineering or quality standards have been followed – and this may be the Standards that were in place at the time of manufacture, not those currently in place – and whether the failure results from use or abuse. The paper reviews how these skills have been applied to a range of historical and contemporary cases involving failure and discusses some of the issues that are important for determining the root cause of a problem. Some difficulties in current approaches are also presented.
DOI Link: 10.1080/02670836.2017.1329181
ISSN: 0267-0836
eISSN: 1743-2847
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, University of Leicester. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo until 12 months after publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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