Investigation on the failure of air compressor

Sivaprasad, S and Narasaiah, N and Das, Swapan K and Das, Goutam and Tarafder, S and Gupta, K K and Ghosh, R N (2010) Investigation on the failure of air compressor. Engineering Failure Analysis, 17 (1). pp. 150-157.

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The cause for the failure of an air compressor has been investigated. It was found that a pre-existing fatigue crack was present at the root of the impeller blade. Transients and unsteady operation of the equipment prior to the accident are thought to have grown the fatigue crack to its critical size, thereby causing an imbalance in the impeller rotation and leading to failure.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Failure analysis, Air compressor, Fatigue
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
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Deposited By:Dr S Tarafder
Deposited On:18 Mar 2010 09:47
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