Ductile Fracture of a Forged Steel Shaft at a Change in Section and at a Stainless Steel Weld
The stub-shaft assembly which was part of the agitator shaft in a polyvinyl chloride reactor, fractured in service after a nut that retained a loose sleeve around the smaller-diam section of the shaft had been tightened several times to reduce leakage. The shaft was made of ASTM A105, grade 2 steel, and the larger-diam section was covered with a type 316 stainless steel end cap. The cap was welded to each end using type ER316 stainless steel filler metal. The forged steel shaft was revealed to have fractured at approximately 90 deg to the shaft axis in the weld...
Ductile Fracture of a Forged Steel Shaft at a Change in Section and at a Stainless Steel Weld, ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Failure Modes and Mechanisms, ASM International, 2019, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.fach.modes.c0047879
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