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Metals 2019, 9(2), 148; https://doi.org/10.3390/met9020148

A Short Review on Fracture Mechanisms of Mechanical Components Operated under Industrial Process Conditions: Fractographic Analysis and Selected Prevention Strategies

ELKEME Hellenic Research Centre for Metals S.A., 61st km Athens–Lamia National Road, 32011 Oinofyta, Viotias, Greece
Received: 9 January 2019 / Revised: 25 January 2019 / Accepted: 27 January 2019 / Published: 29 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Failure Mechanisms in Alloys)
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Abstract

An insight of the dominant fracture mechanisms occurring in mechanical metallic components during industrial service conditions is offered through this short overview. Emphasis is given on the phenomenological aspects of fracture and their relationships with the emergent fracture mode(s) with respect to the prevailed operating parameters and loading conditions. This presentation is basically fulfilled by embracing and reviewing industrial case histories addressed from a technical expert viewpoint. The referenced case histories reflected mainly the author’s team expertise in failure analysis investigation. As a secondary perspective of the current study, selected failure investigation and prevention methodological approaches are briefly summarized and discussed, aiming to provide a holistic overview of the specific frameworks and systems in place, which could assist the organization of risk minimization and quality enhancement. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal components; fracture mechanisms; fractography; fracture mechanics; quality improvement metal components; fracture mechanisms; fractography; fracture mechanics; quality improvement
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Pantazopoulos, G.A. A Short Review on Fracture Mechanisms of Mechanical Components Operated under Industrial Process Conditions: Fractographic Analysis and Selected Prevention Strategies. Metals 2019, 9, 148.

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