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Volume 6, Issue 5 (November 2017)
Special Issue Paper
Failure Analysis of an Arresting Hook Point Shank
(Received 19 January 2017; accepted 8 May 2017)
Published Online: 2017
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During full-scale fatigue testing, an F/A-18 E/F arresting hook point shank failed after 1,361 simulated arrestments. This part is designed to last 4,500 arrestments without cracking. Therefore, an investigation was undertaken to determine the cause of premature catastrophic failure.
MacKenzie, D. Scott
Houghton International, Inc., Valley Forge, PA
Stock #: MPC20170007
Title Failure Analysis of an Arresting Hook Point Shank