Failure analysis requires a combination of materials knowledge, test and evaluation, and detective work. Rowan has contracts to provide failure analysis services to help clients understand how components have failed, and is often brought in to help solve failures:
- Galvanic corrosion prediction of failures in aircraft systems and identification of alternative solutions to eliminate the problems
- Evaluation of aerospace defense component failures to suggest remediation methods that reduce cost and keep aircraft flying longer
- Evaluation of failure mechanism for a locomotive drive system that pinpointed design failures rather than coating problems
- Numerous evaluations of coating failures, involving evaluating the prodction process from raw material to finished product.