The Challenger Disaster Report

In this essay, we will make a thorough study of the technical and administrative factors that contributed to the failure of the Shuttle Challenger project. Starting from paying attention from the planning stage, the implementation of the project, and even the consequences and further investigations, to be able to identify the lessons to be learned in both areas. It is expected that by completing this task, we can notice the critical factors that we need to pay particular attention to approaching ourselves as students that can develop projects successfully.

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Failure Analysis: Case Study Challenger SRB Field Joint

challenger85An article which will be published in International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 6, December 2016.

The Challenger Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) Field Joint initial design was deemed as a direct cause of the shuttles catastrophic failure during lift off.  The Field Joint SRB was a key component in containing dangerous gases produced in the SRB.  After conducting research on the Challenger accident, a Fault Tree Analysis was developed to analyze the reliability of the SRB field joint configuration in relation to its goals.  The reliability model will show how the field joint fell short in terms of operational reliability.   Read more at.