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Case 74: How to determine impact forces when troubleshooting

08.01.2013  |  Sofronas, T.,  Consulting Engineer, Houston, Texas

Keywords: [failure] [impellor] [trouble shooting] [maintenance]

When troubleshooting failures, it is not unusual for the metallurgical report to indicate that the failure was the result of an impact type of force. The investigator who receives this information must then determine the source of the force and its magnitude. Only then can the investigator calculate the stresses or deflections that caused the failure and what corrective actions should be taken.

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