Failure analysis of G4 pistons

Suresh Kumar, M and Sujata, M and Madan, M and Venkataswamy, MA and Bhaumik, SK (2006) Failure analysis of G4 pistons. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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Fractographic examination revealed that the pistons in question have failed by fatigue. Multiple fatigue crack initiation was detected at the crack origin region. Microstructural study indicates that the premature fatigue crack initiation was due to presence of defects in the material such as high amount of MnS inclusions and incipient melting. In view of the above, it is recommended to use cleaner steel and ascertain close control over the secondary processing parameters.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: G4 pistons, fatigue, material defects
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Raghavendra R chandu
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 05:09
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2011 05:09

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