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Engineering Case Histories: Case 115: A method for analyzing catastrophic type failures

A portion of my consulting career involved investigating catastrophic type failures on machines, pressure vessels and structures in the industry.

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

A portion of my consulting career involved investigating catastrophic type failures on machines, pressure vessels and structures in the industry. Causes and solutions were required quickly so the equipment could restart safely, and production resumed. While collecting and analyzing the damaged and mangled parts, my involvement has been to propose and test theories on the most probable causes. Some form of analytical analysis is used based on the available data, and I share this information with the investigating team and modify this as I obtain new information. This helps focus the team on all the confusing debris and input from interviews and increases understanding of what might have happ

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