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COMPONENT FAILURE MUSEUM

The main sections of the museum are listed below;

Metal Fatigue
Manufacturing Faults
Bicycle Components
Corrosion
Polymers
Composite Materials

Tools of the trade, some ways to investigate problems;
Photoelasticity
Dye penetrant testing

Glossary
of materials engineering terms

 

Manufacturing Faults

Select links below for stories of specific failures.

Nutcrackers

Crankshaft repair

Gear replacement

Extruded cycle rim

Residual stress

Fractured horse bit

Fractured stirrup

   

 

 

 
 
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