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Rupture Evaluation Tests for Mechanical strength and Fracture Toughness for DOT-3AL-6351 T6 Alloy Cylinder

June 1, 1994

The main purpose of this technical evaluation was to determine the cause of an aluminum cylinder failure in North Miami Beach, FL.

Key Words: SLC, sustain load crack, SCUBA, DOT 3AL cylinder, fractographic, ruptured cylinder, SEM analysis, ruptured DOT-3AL

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