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Failure

Cylinder block is made of one piece of spheroidal cast iron. It broke due to the impact of a failed piston rod. It is evident observing  the picture, there are no possibilities to repair the damaged cylinder block. Spheroidal cast iron can not … Continue reading

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Stress corrosion cracking of an austenitic stainless steel

Achilles’heel of austenitic stainless steel is stress corrosion cracking. This steel family, born to sove any problem in corrosion is particularly susceptible to SCC in mildly  aggressive chloride environments. In the image the typical aspect of a SCC crack. It propagates normal to the applied … Continue reading

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