Exhaust systems provide a good example of the failure modes and material uses within a single automotive subsystem. Both service-life studies and common experience have established the occurrence and likelihood of failure of certain exhaust components before others. This seems to transpire regardless of differences in conventional steel usage, and is closely related to location along the system. Substituting stainless or other premium steels, or making other significant materials or design changes, would temper this argument. Exhaust system components exhibiting the least durability include the muffler, resonator (if present), and related kick-up and tailpipe components.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 30-33
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 86
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM