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An aircraft tire burst while inflating, causing one of the flanges on the wheel hub to fracture. This chapter provides a summary of the investigation along with key findings. It includes images of the damaged hub and describes how various parts failed as the pressure in the tire increased. It explains that the hub material was of good quality under uniform load and that it fractured quickly by cleavage due to the force exerted by the overinflated tire.

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Failure of a Wheel Hub in an Aircraft, Failure Analysis of Engineering Structures: Methodology and Case Histories, By V. Ramachandran, A.C. Raghuram, R.V. Krishnan, S.K. Bhaumik, ASM International, 2005, p 84–86,

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