Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 16–19 | Cite as

Microstructure and failure of a welded ZnTiCu tube

  • G. Pantazopoulos
  • A. Sampani
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A failure analysis of a cracked ZnTiCu welded tube was conducted primarily by using microstructural observations of the weld joint and mechanical testing of related material. The presence of pre-existing welding defects was a major contributor to the failure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Pantazopoulos
    • 1
  • A. Sampani
    • 1
  1. 1.HALCOR S.A. Metal Works, Quality Control DepartmentRolling Mill PlantAthensGreece

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