Failure Analysis Studies of T-142 Track Pads
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI
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The purpose of this work was to ascertain the various modes of failure of T-142 track pads and the steps needed to alleviate this high failure rate. A heavy emphasis was placed on failure analysis. These procedures have proven invaluable in analyzing the causes and modes of track pad failures. Future use of these procedures will enhance our knowledge of why track pads fail, how they fail, and the steps needed to formulate a compound which will better withstand these failure modes.
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