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Failure Analysis and Prevention

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William T. Becker
William T. Becker
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Roch J. Shipley
Roch J. Shipley
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ASM International
Volume
11
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-180-1
Publication date:
2002
Book Chapter

Failures of Pressure Vessels[1]

By
Roy T. King
Roy T. King
Cabot Corporation
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Published:
2002

Abstract

This article discusses the effect of using unsuitable alloys, metallurgical discontinuities, fabrication practices, and stress raisers on the failure of a pressure vessel. It provides information on pressure vessels made of composite materials and their welding practices. The article explains the failure of pressure vessels with emphasis on stress-corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement, brittle and ductile fractures, creep and stress rupture, and fatigue with examples.

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Roy T. King, 2002. "Failures of Pressure Vessels", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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