An interesting publication in “Engineering Failure Analysis” available online 24 April 2014.
A nearly authentic translation of Adolf Martenś investigation report on the failure of numerous hydrogen storage cylinders is provided.
- Explosion of the iron containers caused immense destruction on the air field Berlin-Tempelhof in 1894.
- The translation reveals very detailed experimental procedures and at that time quite modern materials testing technologies.
- The importance of Adolf Martens as a pioneer in conducting failure investigations becomes obvious.