PART TWO: BASICS IN FAILURE ANALYSIS OF LARGE STRUCTURES

Part two of a article, with part one appearing in May, 1980. Part two begins with microscopic examination which includes the use of scanning and transmission electron microscopes. It covers how to complete a well-executed analysis which can provide reasons for the failure and be used to prevent similar failures. Considers and dissects the cause of a truck's drag link failure. Another fracture discussed is the May, 1975 discovery of a cracked main girder of the Lafayette Street Bridge over the Mississippi River, St. Paul, Minn.

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  • Accession Number: 00322297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM