Failure Analysis of a Cyclic Contact Testing Machine Pin
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The goal of this paper is to investigate the failure of a mandrel pin mounted on a rolling contact test bench. For this purpose, different methods of analysis were conducted, including metallography and stress analysis. The stress values in the failed pin were determined by Finite Elements. The high notch effect and the incorrect mounting of the specimens were identified as the failure causes. A pin design change is proposed to reduce the maximum stress even in the case of incorrect specimen mounting.
KeywordsFatigue failure Bending fatigue Notch effect Finite element analysis
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