Introduction Transparent glass tiles were mounted to the surface a new swimming pool. These tiles were set onto the walls and floor of the pool using a white thin set mortar. After installation the pool walls where defect free. However, some time after the pool was filled with water many of the tiles showed cracks. […]
Read Consulting Failure Analysis Blog
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Read Consulting glass experts were asked to determine the root cause of window failures at a recently built hotel. Over the period of two to three years, the windows began to appear as if they were dirty with a swirly pattern. Attempts to clean off the “dirt” were unsuccessful. As a result a number of […]
Read Consulting was asked to perform plastic failure analysis on a broken pickup truck tailgate latch. Attached are a series of photographs demonstrating the latch and the cause of failure. The latch is mostly held to the back gate with two machine screws that are screwed into PEM inserts pushed into bosses when the plastic […]
Glass Failure Expert performs a root cause failure analysis on some defective hotel windows.
Read Consulting glass experts performed a failure analysis on a broken wine bottle. The failure analysis determined that the side of the cork screw had exited the cork and created glass damage that initiated a failure when the cork was being removed. The side of the cork screw crushed the interior wall of the bottle […]