Application of fracture-mechanics for weld integrity assessment

Ranganath, V R and Tarafder, S (1995) Application of fracture-mechanics for weld integrity assessment. Sadhana-academy proceedings in engineering sciences, 20 ( ). pp. 233-246.



The structural integrity assessment of a weld joint by conventional techniques is inadequate, because of unavoidable defects in the weld composite. The stress situation in a component having a defect is quite different from that of a homogeneous material. The significance of fracture mechanics to deal with such integrity assessments is brought out. A brief review on the basic formulations in the application of fracture mechanics is followed by established guidelines for evaluating the integrity of engineering components containing crack-like defects.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Fracture-mechanics; Integrity assessment
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:1025
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:15 Jun 2010 12:12
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