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The ASM Failure Analysis Database is an online collection of more than 1,000 case histories in failure analysis (FA), organized by the types of materials involved and the nature of the failure. The database subscription also includes the full contents of ASM Handbook® Volume 11: Failure Analysis and Prevention, making it a complete reference resource for FA technicians, consultants, and those concerned with engineering failures.

The collection of case histories is based on a variety of published sources, including:

  • Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis, Volume 1
  • Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis, Volume 2
  • Analyzing Failures: The Problems and the Solutions
  • Case Histories in Failure Analysis Book, Vol. 1
  • British Engine Technical Reports
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A
  • Fracture and Failure: Analysis, Mechanisms and Applications
  • Systematic Analysis of Gear Failures
  • Failure Analysis Techniques and Applications
  • Advanced Materials & Processes
  • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
  • Metal Progress
  • Metals Engineering Quarterly
  • Miscellaneous Conference Proceedings
  • Practical Failure Analysis
  • Microstructural Science Conference Proceedings

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ASM International, the ASM Failure Analysis Committee, and partnering organizations are committed to expanding and maintaining the ASM Failure Analysis Database as a comprehensive and authoritative source of failure analysis case histories, analysis, and prevention information.

We are inviting individuals and organizations who have specific failure case histories and reliable data sets to contribute their information to the database. Please submit your case histories to the ASM Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention (JFAP). Case histories that are selected for publication in JFAP will also be added to the ASM Failure Analysis Database after they appear in print.

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The ASM Failure Analysis Database™ is published by ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio, USA (www.asminternational.org), and Granta Design, Cambridge, UK (www.grantadesign.com).

This collection is possible because of broad-based involvement by members of ASM International who participate in the contribution and review of failure analysis information. The case history collection is a dynamic database that will continuously expand to meet the changing needs of current and future ASM members.

The ASM Failure Analysis Database was developed in cooperation with the Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, edited by Dr. Michael E. Stevenson .

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