made-by-monkeys2

Good ideas with bad execution, or good execution of what should be bad ideas - an analysis of inferior, off-beat or malfunctioning products, and how other people's failures can help us design better stuff.

Driver Run Over by Own Rig — Corrosion the Culprit

In this real world engineering who-dunnit  from Design News– you couldn’t write a TV script better than this! — corrosion and wear-and-tear on a key component of the lift cylinder on a tractor-trailer caused the rig to run over its own driver.

Forensic engineer Myron Boyajian walks through his investigation of the incident, which was a terrible way for the truck’s designers to learn about a basic and preventable design flaw. But I have to say that forensic metallurgy doesn’t get any more provocative than this!

Tags: Corrosion, Valves

Related posts

1 Comment

  1. October 28, 2008 17:56

    wish to get details on rig corrosion protections