Skip to Main Content


Fitness-for-service assessment procedures can be used to assess the integrity, or remaining life, of components in service. Depending on the operating environment and the nature of the applied loading, a structure can fail by a number of different modes: brittle fracture, ductile fracture, plastic collapse, fatigue, creep, corrosion, and buckling. This article focuses on the broad categories of these failure modes: fracture, fatigue, environmental cracking, and high-temperature creep. It also discusses the benefits of a fitness-for-service approach.

You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Don't already have an account? Register

J.R. Gordon, 1993. "Fitness-for-Service Assessment of Welded Structures", Welding, Brazing and Soldering, David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards

Download citation file:

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal