Failure analysis expert witnesses are often retained in lawsuits and claims involving the failure of a particular mechanism or engineered product. Whether it is the failure of a machine, an industrial piece of equipment, a computer or computerized system, or safety equipment, a failure analysis may be effective in finding the source of the problem. Because failure analysis may apply to so many types of machinery, material, and engineered products, it is imperative that the background of your engineering expert witness matches the specific details of your particular case.
Failure analysis refers to the evaluation and assessment of various data to find the source of a product and/or mechanical failure. Most failure analysis expert witnesses come from a background in engineering, as their careers involve the design, construction, and manufacture of such machines and products. Failure analysis is an integral part of the engineering and manufacturing processes, since it can be used to test products for possible product defects or failure before they go to market.
The goal of failure analysis is to determine the source of the problem, whether it involves construction defects, mechanical inspections, mechanical design, corrosion, materials testing, composites, human factors, hydraulics, electrical systems, computer systems, or quality assurance. Failure analysis may be utilized after a product or machine-related failure already occurred, or it may be used to prevent such further cases from occurring in the first place. The find the right failure analysis expert witness for your case, Submit An Expert Request Form or contact ForensisGroup today.