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RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Education

Case Studies in Corrosion-Assisted Cracking

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Tim A. Jur

Engineering Design and Testing Corp., Columbia, SC 29202

J. Vib., Acoust., Stress, and Reliab 108(4), 469-473 (Oct 01, 1986) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3269372 History: Received June 20, 1986; Online November 23, 2009

Abstract

Corrosion-assisted cracking is treated as a time-dependent failure mechanism and is contrasted with other time-dependent phenomena, most notably fatigue. Two cases of failure are reviewed as examples of corrosion-assisted cracking. One case involves a surgical instrument which failed during an operation; the other involves a woman’s shoe. Both cases are documented with electron photomicrographs of the fractured surfaces. Basic features of corrosion-assisted cracking are reviewed and reference literature is cited.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
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