Motorcycle Hose Clamp Failure Analysis
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A radiator hose clamp failed on a motorcycle resulting in loss of traction and a crash. This paper describes the analysis and findings regarding the failure mechanism of the subject hose clamp. Reuse of the hose clamp, rather than replacement during engine refurbishment, allowed a fatigue crack to initiate and propagate to failure.
KeywordsCracking Failure analysis Fatigue failure Microstructure Vibration
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