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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

 

Component Failure Museum

Follow the links below or left to get the background stories behind specific failure types and problems in various engineering components and materials.

Metal Fatigue

Bicycle Components

Polymers

Corrosion

Manufacturing Faults

Composites


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