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Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0001812
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
...Abstract Abstract This article discusses different types of mechanical fasteners, including threaded fasteners, rivets, blind fasteners, pin fasteners, special-purpose fasteners, and fasteners used with composite materials. It describes the origins and causes of fastener failures...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.homegoods.c0048674
EISBN: 978-1-62708-222-8
... a bainitic structure and the method of plating the fastener with zinc was changed from electroplating to a mechanical deposition process to thus avoid hydrogen embrittlement. Fasteners, corrosion Electroplating Lawn furniture 1060 UNS G10600 Surface treatment related failures Hydrogen damage...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.usage.c9001660
EISBN: 978-1-62708-236-5
...Abstract Abstract Failure analysis was performed on threaded Ti-6Al-4V fasteners that had fractured in the threads during installation. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and optical metallography revealed that the fractures initiated in circumferential shear bands present at the thread roots...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.bldgs.c0047113
EISBN: 978-1-62708-219-8
... a joint in the supporting girders and could be considered one of the principal fasteners in the track system. Analysis (visual inspection, metallographic exam, and hardness testing) supported the conclusions that fatigue induced by the overhead movement of the crane produced failure of the bolt. The bolt...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001030
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... that the cracks propagated by stress-corrosion cracking. The cause of cracking was twofold: use of interference-fit fasteners exposed to moisture intrusion from a marine environment and poor hole quality. Failure was intensified by dissimilar-metal contact in the presence of weak acidic electrolyte (dissociated...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.aero.c0006432
EISBN: 978-1-62708-217-4
... was excessively rough and more granular than would be expected from pure mechanical fatigue. This indicated an allied corrosion mechanism. Cracks other than the one leading to failure were observed. Metallographic examination of the bolt cross section showed many cracks typical of stress-corrosion damage...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.modes.c9001649
EISBN: 978-1-62708-234-1
... structural integrity of aircraft has been the subject of intense review recently. 1 , 2 While corrosion of structural members is of particular importance, failure of fasteners can have catastrophic repercussions as well. Changes in load path and stress distributions caused by fastener failures can produce...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.marine.c9001703
EISBN: 978-1-62708-227-3
... and environment, and material selection and specification. The discussion considers whether this failure was an isolated incident or is likely to be a fleet-wide problem, and suggests ways to prevent reoccurrence. Antenna assemblies Fasteners Naval vessels Studs 430F UNS S43020 Corrosion fatigue...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.conag.c0048596
EISBN: 978-1-62708-221-1
...Abstract Abstract SAE grade 5 U-bolts were used to fasten auxiliary dual wheels to the axles on a farm tractor. Under typical farm usage, the bolts are expected to have infinite life. However, several U-bolts made of 29 mm diam rod broke after less than 100 h of service. The bolt legs in which...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.mech.c9001727
EISBN: 978-1-62708-225-9
... Hydrogenation Tests Simulation of Bolt Failures Selected References Selected References • Jensen W.J. , Failures of Mechanical Fasteners , Failure Analysis and Prevention , Vol 11 , ASM Handbook , ASM International , 1986 , p 529 – 549 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0001812 • Hydrogen...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001760
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... be prevented by eliminating the bolt hole, using a different type of bolt, or adjusting the fastening torque. cylinder head overload failure overtorquing cast aluminum alloy casting pores metallurgical analysis thermomechanical fatigue strength EN 46200 (aluminum alloy AlSi8Cu3) Introduction...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001099
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
...Abstract Abstract Uncoated high-strength alloy steel cap screws retaining a cast aluminum (356.0) diffuser assembly in a centrifugal refrigerant compressor failed in a brittle manner a short time after the system was placed in operation. Evidence obtained during the failure analysis indicated...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.aero.c0091644
EISBN: 978-1-62708-217-4
... this fastener was inserted. Investigation Conclusion Recommendations Figure 1(a) shows a bolt shank with corrosion evident on surfaces in contact with the splice joint, while Fig. 1(b) shows the fracture and initiation site of the bolt failure. Surface pitting on the bolt shank and subsequent...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.aero.c0092142
EISBN: 978-1-62708-217-4
...Abstract Abstract During a routine inspection on an aircraft assembly line, an airframe attachment bolt was found to be broken. The bolt was one of 12 that attach the lower outboard longeron to the wing carry-through structure. Failure occurred on the right-hand forward bolt in this longeron...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.auto.c9001678
EISBN: 978-1-62708-218-1
.... Automotive wheels Bolts Galvanized steels Medium-carbon alloy steel Fatigue fracture Analysis of service failures is a complicated business because several mechanisms can operate simultaneously or sequentially. For example a structural component, bolt (fastener) holding the wheel of a vehicle can...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001842
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... analysis, microhardness and tensile testing, stress calculations, and vibration measurements. Based on the results, the roll fracture was attributed to high-cycle fatigue associated with a plug weld over one of the five threaded fasteners added to secure a balance weight inside the roll. The balance weight...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.aero.c0047076
EISBN: 978-1-62708-217-4
..., 0.2x/2x/2.3x electron microscope fractographs, hardness testing, and electrical conductivity testing) supported the conclusions that the failure was caused by fatigue cracks originating on the inside curved surface of the flanges. The cracks had initiated in surface defects caused by either corrosion...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.mech.c0089254
EISBN: 978-1-62708-225-9
.... The material was revealed by chemical analysis to be resulfurized grade of carbon steel (SAE type 1144, UNS G11440) which has enhanced longitudinal tensile properties but low transverse properties. It was observed that when the fastening screws were torqued, a significant hoop stress was placed on the middle...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.process.c9001178
EISBN: 978-1-62708-235-8
...., Blatt G 12 Selected References Selected References • Jensen W.J. , Failures of Mechanical Fasteners , Failure Analysis and Prevention , Vol 11 , ASM Handbook , ASM International , 1986 , p 529 – 549 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0001812 • Hydrogen Damage and Embrittlement...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.mech.c9001483
EISBN: 978-1-62708-225-9
... Selected References • Jensen W.J. , Failures of Mechanical Fasteners , Failure Analysis and Prevention , Vol 11 , ASM Handbook , ASM International , 1986 , p 529 – 549 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0001812 • Lampman S. , Intergranular Fracture , Failure Analysis and Prevention...