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Paper 3 (pp. 50–64): This article was published in Engineering Failure Analysis, vol. 6 (1999), Lewis, P.R., ‘Premature fracture of a composite nylon radiator’, 1999, © Pergamon Press, 1999. With permission from Elsevier Science
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Paper 5 (pp. 86–103): This article was published in Engineering Failure Analysis, vol. 6 (1999), Lewis, P.R. and Wiedmann, G.W., ‘Catastrophic failure of a polypropylene tank Part II: comparison of the DVS 2205 code of practice and the design of the failed tank’, 1999, © Pergamon Press, 1999. With permission from Elsevier Science
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