The main sections of the museum are listed below;
Tools of the trade, some ways to investigate problems;
Dye penetrant testing
of materials engineering terms
Failure of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer
(CFRP) cycle frames
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Certain frames are made by
joining filament wound tubes to hand made corner 'lugs' in a taper
- sleeve joint arrangement where the carbon fibres are not continuous
across the lap region.
Failures in the wishbone area are away from such joints but
are in the hand-laid lug where material properties are unlikely
to be as high as those in the automated-manufactured tube sections.