Material Failure

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster


In 1974, a chemical plant in Flixborough, England exploded, resulting in multiple deaths and millions of dollars in damages. This disaster...

What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion


A lack of effective corrosion prevention could be a main cause for the failure of the metallic pipes used for the water system. This...

A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners


A case study showing some of the technical issues and problems that can arise in modern steel and concrete structures, including hydrogen...

How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals


Hot shortness is a welding defect that can cause cracking of the metal surface as it cools. These cracks can serve as breeding grounds for...

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The stress concentration factor (Kt) gives a clear indication of the amount of overstress at a specified location, which is used by...

6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration


This article discusses how to work with a metallurgical lab to increase the likelihood of getting the information needed to determine the...

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In the realm of high-pressure bolting, it is important to understand the dynamics and behavior of fastener systems under load, and how...

6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength


Tensile, compressive, fatigue, torsion, nick break and creep tests are six important procedures used to measure the strength of a material.

An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement


Hydrogen embrittlement is the result of the absorption of hydrogen by susceptible metals, resulting in the loss of ductility and reduction...

3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests 3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests 3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests 3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests


Tensile, toughness and fatigue destructive testing provides valuable information for determining the suitability of a material in a...

What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness? What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness? What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness? What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness?


For structural components exposed to fatigue conditions, designers must be concerned with both the strength and the toughness. Find out...

What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines?


Stress corrosion cracking occurs as a result of a combination of corrosion and tensile stress. Here we'll take a look at the types of SCC...

The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion


Stainless steel alloys owe their anti-corrosive properties to chromium, which grants a passivation effect to both ferrite and austenite...

An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength


While tensile strength is by no means a sure-fire way to guarantee the reliability and safety of a structure due to many different issues,...

Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures


The presence of atomic hydrogen is extremely dangerous and can cause serious damage to materials. Learn more about hydrogen damage and how...

VIDEO: John Oliver on America's Crumbling Infrastructure VIDEO: John Oliver on America's Crumbling Infrastructure VIDEO: John Oliver on America's Crumbling Infrastructure VIDEO: John Oliver on America's Crumbling Infrastructure


Infrastructure: it's our roads, bridges, dams, airports, power grids... basically anything that can be destroyed in an action film! Here's...

Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions


A new fast-cure, polymeric epoxy-based emergency repair composite provides excellent adhesion without intensive surface preparation, grit...

Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed


Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for...

The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation


An understanding of how cracks form and propagate enables us to design safer and more reliable structures at a lower cost.