Failure Analysis of a Polymer Centrifugal Impeller

A new case study published in Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis and posted on

The failure analysis investigation was performed on a fractured polymer impeller used in a respiratory blower. The brittle fracture morphology and defects within the impeller bore suggest that premature failure occurred because of multiple interacting factors including: intermittently high centrifugal velocities, imbalance bore and shaft conditions, defects within the bore caused by machining, and stress concentrations along the circumference of the impeller lip.

more at : Failure Analysis of a Polymer Centrifugal Impeller.