Fatigue failure occurs when a component experiences a repetitive cycle of loading and unloading during operation. It's one of the most common failure modes that engineers design to avoid.
In this Solving for Why video, WJE mechanical engineer Melanie Sarzynski demonstrates metal fatigue failure and explains how engineers calculate fatigue life for metal equipment and components, such as pipes.
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