Fractured Lock Ring of Drum
The lock ring of a centrifuge drum was fractured after one year's operation. The ring, with a trapezoidal thread on the inside, was made of steel with approximately 0.5%C-1.3%Mn-1.1%Cr and was hardened and tempered to 105 kp/sq mm strength at 11% elongation (d10). It fractured radially in one of four places in which the cross section was weakened by short grooves that served as tool grips for tightening the cover. The fracture propagated from the base of the thread and followed it in a circumferential direction until it was broken through radially at the top across the ring due...
Friedrich Karl Naumann, Ferdinand Spies, Fractured Lock Ring of Drum, ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Mechanical and Machine Components, ASM International, 2019, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.fach.mech.c9001170
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