Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis
Analysis and Subsequent Testing of Cracked Brass Connector Housings
Coaxial cable connectors made of brass were failing at a high rate after less than one year of service in an outdoor industrial environonment. The observed failures, which consisted of cracks in the body and end cap, were analyzed and found to be brittle fractures due to stress-corrosion cracking. Two common stress-corrosion cracking tests for copper materials were conducted on new connectors from the same manufacturing lot, confirming the initial determination of the fracture mode. Additional testing as was done in the investigation is often helpful when analyzing corrosion failures.
Tim Mueller, Neil Burns, Analysis and Subsequent Testing of Cracked Brass Connector Housings, Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis, Vol 3, Edited By Larry Berardinis, ASM International, 2019, p 373–376, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001806
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