Failure Scenario Demonstration

Failure scenario demonstrations can supplement evidence to establish the root cause of an incident that has occurred or can be used to assess potential failure modes in new products.  Exponent has extensive experience demonstrating failure scenarios for litigation and insurance purposes, where our electrical engineering staff can replicate conditions alleged to have caused an existing failure.  Our team can additionally provide independent third party assessments by conducting failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and directed failure testing to identify potential vulnerabilities for clients evaluating products.

Our team has testing facilities throughout the country, where we can assist with failure demonstrations including:


  • Accident recreation
  • Accelerated stress testing
  • High voltage electrical insulation failures (hi-pot testing)
  • Single point failure testing
  • Software vulnerability testing

Exponent provides electrical failure scenario demonstrations across a wide array of fields such as semiconductor materials and deviceselectrical devices and consumer electronicsmedical devicessystems and controlspower electronics, and cyber security.  Our team additionally provides services to guide clients moving forward from a failure, including recall consulting, manufacturing audits, and litigation support.

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