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opposite point of failure

Fig. 7. — Cross-section of 2-in. pipe inside edge opposite point of failure, showing zone of penetration. Etched 20 sec. with picric acide. x50.
(squared/cropped from border), illustrating
H. E. Wheeler. “Nitrogen in Steel and the Erosion of Guns.” Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers 67 (1922) : 257-306, discussion 306-316
University of Chicago copy, digitized October 16, 2012

Such fine distinctions are beyond the scope of this method.

20 April 2015

failure; littoral; erosion of guns; “beyond the scope of this method”; zone of penetration
H. E. Wheeler