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ENC 3246: Professional Communication for Engineers

This guide provides you with information sources for the various assignments in Professional Communication for Engineers course.

Module 3: The Failure Analysis Paper

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In this module are some examples of famous failures as well as ways to access standards to help with your failure analysis. The purpose of the investigation after a failure is to determine the root cause and what steps that can be taken to prevent other failures. Failures are usually caused by either design, process, mechanical, or operator errors. Sometimes there are more than one cause of a failure. A cascading failure is a failure in a system of interconnected parts in which the failure of one or a few parts leads to the failure of other parts.  


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