Failure of a Welded Blower Fan Assembly

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Charles O. Smith

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Neb.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 99(1), 83-85 (Jan 01, 1977) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3443412 History: Received March 15, 1976; Revised June 08, 1976; Online August 17, 2010


This is an account of a welded blower fan assembly which failed in operation with a large detached portion killing the owner. The circumstances, method of fabrication, and mode of operation are discussed. Failure was due to a combination of a design defect and a worn shaft.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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