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Fatigue Failure Pattern
One of six failure patterns identified by Nolan and Heap in a study conducted in the late 1970s.

The six patterns form a deterioration model that includes the following insight from the study:


Attributes
Listed below are some of the key attributes of assets that exhibit the failure pattern:



Reasons for Failure
Listed below are some of the causes of fatigue failure:
  • Wear and tear in repetitive cycles



Management
Assets with this type of failure pattern are sometimes best suited to a preventive replacement strategy.


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Fig. The six types of asset failure patterns identified by Nolan and Heap.

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