Date: 23 May 97 09:03:32 From: email@example.com (AirBearZln) Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com References: 1
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Negative Negative Negative. Happens all the time, especially to bikers. I have a few ounces of stainless in me as well, but as of yet seems to be enduring. Titanium seems to be the preferred insert material these days, good fatigue strength and very good corrosion resistance. The stainless steels are subject in some circumstances to intergranular corrosion, which of course greatly accelerates the fatigue problem. Best source of basic data re aerospace materials is Mil Handbook 5, which all aero engineers have several copies of. Published byDOD, try Naval Publications and Forms Center, 5801 Tabor, Philly 19120. This adress may be obsolete, Ive been retired for a while. Also, Handbook on structural Testing, published by the Society for Experimental Mechanics, contains adequate partial differential equations to cure the worst case of insomnia. Try Fairmont Press, in Liburn, GA. Or, better yet, hire an independant consulting Engineer who can save you thousands of hours of frustration. Robin T. Harrison, P.E.