Practical Failure Analysis

, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp 57–60 | Cite as

Damage of a screw in the seal coupling

  • B. Kosec
  • L. Kosec
  • P. Skraba
  • F. Bizjan
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The damage to a screw on the head of a 1.8 liter personal car engine was nucleated as the result of common disadvantageous environmental influences and reversed loads leading to corrosion fatigue.


corrosion fatigue damage failure fatigue fracture screw 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Kosec
    • 1
  • L. Kosec
    • 1
  • P. Skraba
    • 1
  • F. Bizjan
    • 2
  1. 1.NTF—Department of Materials and MetallurgyUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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