Case C: A Cracked Automobile Flywheel Flex Plate


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Case C: A Cracked Automobile Flywheel Flex Plate
Case C: A Cracked Automobile Flywheel Flex Plate
Introduction The authors acknowledge the work done by David Dellinger on this case study.Automobile parts are subjected to complex vibration loading, and thus fatigue is a commonly observed failure mode in flex plates. This case study involved a cracked automobile flywheel from a 1978 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Station Wagon. Figure 7.24 shows the flywheel; the location of the crack is indicated by the arrow. There was no obvious plastic deformation, such as bending.
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Charlie R. Brooks; Ashok Choudhury: Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials. Case C: A Cracked Automobile Flywheel Flex Plate, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002), AccessEngineering Export