Sean Linfoot

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    mechanical failure
    Definition
    (Noun) Failure of a machine component while the machine is operating under its design constraints (design envelope).

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    Mechanical failure occurs when a component no longer meets performance specifications. Mechanical failure modes can include deformation, yielding, crack initiation, excessive spalling, corrosion, etc.

    Sean Linfoot
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    Ah see I was under the impression from when I took engineering classes those would fall under mechanical failures. ( the solder joint is no longer correctly making contact due to various reasons and the arc preventing the relay from opening)

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