Component Fatigue Analysis and Redesign
A nickel super-alloy axle was exposed to multiple load scenarios. These loadings can include but are not limited to torsion, bending and direct compression axial loading.
The part was experiencing premature in service failure. After investigation, the fracture surface of failed components identified fatigue as failure mode.
The approach outlined in this case study was used as a complete engineering approach to analyse and replicate the failure and then design and verify new solutions to eradicate the failure.