Abrasive Wear Failure Analysis of Tungsten Carbide Hard facing on Carbon Steel Blade

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This study investigate the abrasive wear failure of tungsten carbide hardfacing on continuous digester (CD) blade (carbon steel) in an environment of sulphuric acid and ilmenite ore mixture. Comparison being made on the hardness, thickness and microstructural of the hardfacing between unworn and 3 months old worn blade on few locations around the blade. The cross sections of the blade revealed non-uniform coverage of the hardfacing on the blade for both worn and unworn blade. The edge of the blade has the least amount of hardfacing thickness which with time acts as the point of failure during the wear process. The hardness obtained from both the unworn and worn samples are around 25% lower from the hardfacing electrode manufacturer’s hardness specification. Microstructural micrograph analysis of the hardfacing reveale

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Failure Analysis of Internal Combustion Engine Valves: A Review

An article published in « International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology« , december 2012.

Those study focuses on different failure modes of internal combustion engine valves, failures due to fatigue at high temperature, high temperature effects on mechanical properties of materials, like hardness and yield strength; wear failure which is due to impact loading, and wear rate that depends on load and time. For the study of fatigue life, a combined S-N (max. stress v/s number of cycles) curve is prepared. Such a curve helps in comparing the fatigue failure for different materials at different high temperatures and may also assist the researchers in developing the valve materials with a prolonged life.

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Failure analysis of Rocker liner used as a charging system of blast furnace

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An article published in « Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis« , July 2013.

In this study, failure analysis of rocker liners used for charging system of blast furnace was carried out. The failed rocker liner samples shows non-uniform distribution of carbides, resulted in variation of hardness as well as wear properties. In the case of failed sample, the reason for the poor wear resistance of the component was due to the non-uniform carbide in pearlitic matrix.

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Failure investigations of a first stage Ni based super alloy gas turbine blade

2016-10-25_17h11_11A paper presented at the « International Conference on Processing of Materials, Mineral and Energy », 29th and 30th july 2016, PACE Institute of Technology & Sciences, India. It had been published by Elsevier.

This paper deals with the failure investigations of the first stage gas turbine blade of 30MW gas turbine. This blade is manufacture with of nickel based super alloy IN738. The main focus of the paper is to found the causes of failure of the blade. By the investigations, it is found that the blade failure takes place due to the combined effect of erosion, oxidation, overheating, and hot corrosion.

More at : http://www.pmme.co.in/papers/EMT-087.pdf

Root cause analysis (RCA) of fractured ASTM A53 carbon steel pipe at oil & gas company


An article in progress in « Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis », Volume 7 (october 2016).


Incident involving failures of ASTM A53 carbon steel pipe, connected to pressure safety valve and carrying raw gas has caused serious supply disruption. This study was performed to identify the most probable cause of the pipe failure.

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Modes of failure of cemented tungsten carbide tool bits : A study of wear parts

2016-04-18_22h29_00An article published in « International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials », july 2015.

Tungsten carbide alloyed with cobalt (WC/Co) shows unique characteristics like high strength at elevated temperature and high mechanical and chemical resistance that makes carbide tools appropriate for cutting, drilling, mining and machining operation. A whole failure study is revealed within the paper. This study also discusses the failure mode of a tungsten carbide tools, its prediction and remedies.

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planing machineAn article published in « International Journal of Research and Innovation in Engineering Technology » (IJRIET), available online 26 February 2016.

In this paper the failure analysis and optimization of horizontal mechanism in a horizontal planning machine rack and pinion arrangement is needed for the translation movement. In general, wear occurring in V-Guides ways and drive mechanism are not equal. So that, the variation of the wear amount should affect the surface level of to be machined component. The failure is rectified to implement the new mechanism (arrangement) in driven portion of the horizontal mechanism.

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Primary hip replacement stem taper fracture due to corrosion in 3 patients – Acta Orthopaedica –

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A interesting article published online: 11 Jan 2016, in « Acta Orthopaedica « .

Wear and corrosion of taper connections in modular hip prostheses have gained much attention due to the serious biological response that can occur due to the metallic debris originating from this articulation.They present 3 cases of stem taper fracture as the ultimate failure mode of this design.

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Proceedings of Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2015

2015-10-29_09h48_06Ce ebook est une compilation des contributions qui seront présentées lors du « Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2015 » (MITC2015) à Penang, en Malaysie du 16 au 17 Novembre 2015.

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A study of the wear mechanisms of disk and shoe brake pads

Un article paraître dans le numéro de fin janvier de la revue « Engineering Failure Analysis« . Il traite d’un cas d’analyse de défaillance d’un ensemble disque-mâchoire de frein usé en service.

Vous rencontrez un cas similaire, n’hésitez à pendre contact avec les experts en tribologie du Cetim. 11