Fracture of a Wheel Hub of the Islander Aircraft EX-132

Radhakrishnan, S and Krishnan, RV and Rangaraju, R (1986) Fracture of a Wheel Hub of the Islander Aircraft EX-132. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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A tyre burst had occurred while charging the wheel of an Islander aircraft. The wheel hub made of magnesium-aluminium alloy had sheared off. Circumferential cracking parallel to the fracture surface of the hub was noticed. The failure of the hub was due to excessive pressure of air charged to the tyre.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islander aircraft;Tyre burst;Wheel hub failure;Circumferential cracking;Cleavage fracture
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2012 04:35
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 04:35

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