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Application of material characterization techniques to electrical forensic analysis

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3 Author(s)
Mills, T.D. ; Bechtel Savannah River Inc., Aiken, SC, USA ; Hoskins, R.S. ; Nemier, M.S.

The application of forensic science techniques to electrical equipment failure investigation has not been widely documented in the engineering world. This paper is intended to share an example of using material characterization techniques to support an initial cause determination of an electrical component "failure" event. The resulting conclusion supported the initial cause determination and ruled out the possibility of design deficiencies. Thus, the qualification testing of the equipment was allowed to continue to successful completion.

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 5 )