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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 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. The...
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 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 the...
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
... Abstract A failed 25 x 32 mm (1 x 1 in.) cadmium-plated 1040 carbon steel countersunk head type nose gear door securing bolt with a common screwdriver slot was examined. Fracture originated at a thread root and propagated across the cross section. The topography of the fracture was excessively...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.design.c9001582
EISBN: 978-1-62708-233-4
... the rod broke by overload. Changing the tolerance on the threads virtually eliminated the fatigue problem. Threaded fasteners Tolerance 4140 UNS G41400 Fatigue fracture References 1. IS 4218 (Part 4) , ISO metric screw threads: Part 4 — Tolerancing System , ( 2nd ed...
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
... Abstract Eight cylinderhead screws cracked after a short running time in motors. They were made of Fe-0.45C-1Cr steel, had rolled threads, were heat treated to 110 kg/sq mm tensile strength, and were electrolytically galvanized. All fractured at the root of the thread. The surfaces of fracture...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.usage.c0090929
EISBN: 978-1-62708-236-5
... fracture the screws. No recommendations were made. Fasteners Installing Screw threads High-strength steel Ductile fracture One lot of size M5 × 0.8 mm, class 8.8 metric screws with a proprietary head design were failing during application. The screws were reportedly failing at the normal...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.usage.c9001728
EISBN: 978-1-62708-236-5
... Abstract The propeller from a small private airplane came off in flight. The head ends of all six attachment bolts remained in the propeller hub when it was found. Two threaded shanks with nuts remained with the engine, while the remaining four shank ends with their nuts were missing. Parts...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.mech.c0048620
EISBN: 978-1-62708-225-9
... defect. Fasteners Intergranular corrosion Zinc-aluminum die casting alloy Stress-corrosion cracking The two nuts shown in Fig. 1(a) and (b) were used to secure the water-supply pipes to the threaded connections on hot-water and cold-water taps. The nut used on the cold-water tap ( Fig...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.conag.c9001432
EISBN: 978-1-62708-221-1
... Abstract During the pre-test inspection following the stress calculation check on a 7-ton capacity Scotch derrick crane, it was noted that threads on the back stay anchorage bolts were of unusually fine pitch (11 tpi) and that the machined faces of the nuts showed irregular pits or depressions...
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
... condition (i.e., thread compounds, mechanical damage) was discernable. The macroscale appearance of the fracture is quasi-helical, suggesting some degree of torsional loading (common for a threaded fastener). Fig. 2 Higher magnification photograph of the fracture surface shown in Fig. 1...
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
... of several grades of carbon or alloy steels. Fatigue is the most common mechanism of failure in fasteners but sometimes more than one cause is involved in fracture, whether it is ductile or brittle. The most common locations for threaded fasteners to fracture are either in the head-to-shank-fillet...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.auto.c0048592
EISBN: 978-1-62708-218-1
.... Specifications for the threaded fasteners in the assembly called for 3 8 -24 UNF, SAE, grade 8, hexagon-head cap screws made of medium-carbon alloy steel, quenched and tempered to a hardness of 32 to 38 HRC and a minimum tensile strength of 1034 MPa (150 ksi). Fig. 1 Drive-line assembly that...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.mech.c0047315
EISBN: 978-1-62708-225-9
... require less exact alignment. Bending machines Castings Nuts (fasteners) Gray iron Brittle fracture The sand-cast gray iron flanged nut shown in Fig. 1(a) was used to adjust the upper roll on a 3.05-m (10-ft) pyramid-type plate-bending machine. The flange broke away from the body of the...
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
... effect of galvanic coupling, hydrogen embrittlement. Bolts Galvanic corrosion Spacecraft 17-4 PH UNS S17400 Hydrogen damage and embrittlement Fig. 1 Success of the mission depends greatly on the reliability of high-strength stainless steel fasteners. Analysis of service failures...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.mech.c9001721
EISBN: 978-1-62708-225-9
... the center for both of the failures which occurred at the gap produced by the bonnet gasket and at the fillet where the screw cap meets the threaded stud. The crack morphology as indicated in Figures 5 , 6 , 7 had a sharp and branched crack tip and appeared to propagate in an intergranular manner...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.steel.c9001668
EISBN: 978-1-62708-232-7
... Fasteners , Failure Analysis and Prevention , Vol 11 , ASM Handbook , ASM International , 1986 , p 529 – 549 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0001812 • Vander Voort G.F. , Metallographic Techniques in Failure Analysis , Failure Analysis and Prevention , Vol 11 , ASM Handbook , ASM International...
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 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 and with illustrative...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001098
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... location of the origin relative to the final fracture area were indicative of unidirectional, bending fatigue. The multiple origin sites indicated a high stress concentration. Fatigue is one of the most common failure mechanisms of threaded fasteners. It usually occurs in the first fully engaged thread...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001097
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... Abstract Two type 316L stainless steel orthopedic screws broke approximately 6 weeks after surgical implant. The screws had been used to fasten a seven-hole narrow dynamic compression plate to a patient's spine. The broken screws and screws of the same vintage and source were examined using...
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
... fasteners and appropriately-applied and treated compatible coatings. Brittle fracture Castings Diffusers Galvanic corrosion Transition joints 356.0 UNS A03560 Hydrogen damage and embrittlement Galvanic corrosion Selected References • Forms of Corrosion , Failure...