Topic: Vibration

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How do I include flange and screw-connection leaks that are really just ‘wiggling loose’ over time?

This scenario must first be categorized in terms of its underlying failure mechanism. An underlying question to answer when categorizing a failure mechanism as either time independent or time dependent is ‘if there have been no changes in any forces, then why did it fail today instead of yesterday?’. When a fitting or appurtenance has performed […]