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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

Failure Analysis and Life Assessment of Structural Components and Equipment

By
Daniel J. Benac
Daniel J. Benac
Bryant Lee & Associates
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Published:
2002
Page range:
227 - 242
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the structural design process and discusses the life-limiting factors, including material defects, fabrication practices, and stress. It details the role of a failure investigator in performing nondestructive inspection. The article provides information on fatigue life assessment, elevated-temperature life assessment, and fitness-for-service life assessment.

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Daniel J. Benac, 2002. "Failure Analysis and Life Assessment of Structural Components and Equipment", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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