×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Cracked Cast Iron Shaft...Opinon Needed

Cracked Cast Iron Shaft...Opinon Needed

Cracked Cast Iron Shaft...Opinon Needed

(OP)
Hello...

I am not an engineer although I tried but my first Chemistry course did not go over very well.

http://home.thezone.net/~bpriddle/shaft.jpg
http://home.thezone.net/~bpriddle/shaft_closeup.jpg

This is a cast iron drive shaft on my new snowmobile. It is 1 inch thick. It cracked for no reason that I can see. But it has a weird centre core, that is actually off-centre. Can anyone explain or be able to determine by looking at it if this could have been a faulty shaft? The area circled in
the close-up pic also sticks out alittle.

Thanks for any help

RE: Cracked Cast Iron Shaft...Opinon Needed

Hi MountainCat1M

I am surpised the shaft is Cast Iron, looking at the pictures its hard to tell for sure but it looks like a
fatigue failure to me.The area that you have ringed does it by any chance have small contours kind of circular a bit like you sometimes see on the beach when the tides going out. Another clue to the type of failure:- If you push the  shaft back together do the two parts go together like a jigsaw piece or is there that much distortion they won't fit
snuggly.


regards desertfox

RE: Cracked Cast Iron Shaft...Opinon Needed

(OP)
Helo again...I found a more appropriate forum for this topic...
Thread330-87679 and Metallurgy Engineering.

Sorry for cross posting.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login



News


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close