Engineering Applications of Fracture Analysis

Engineering Applications of Fracture Analysis

Proceedings of the First National Conference on Fracture Held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 7-9 November 1979

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editors: G. G. Garrett, D. L. Marriott
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189505

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Engineering Applications of Fracture Analysis is a record of the proceedings of the First National Conference on Fracture, held at Johannesburg, South Africa in November 1979. The papers presented in the conference provide a general picture of fracture studies in South Africa. The contributions cover the theoretical analyses of the influence of dislocation stresses in initiating fracture; practical design of steel components exposed to high-temperature environments; problems encountered in South African industry, such as rock drilling equipment failures, unwanted rock fractures in mines and safety problems in nuclear reactors; fracture study techniques; and formal applications of fracture mechanics. The book will be of interest to metallurgists, engineers, and materials specialists.

Table of Contents

  • Nomenclature

    Conversion Units


    The Brittle Fracture Story

    Section 1: Some Problems of Fracture

    Fractures in Springs of Steel Strip

    Metallurgical Failures in the Mining Industry

    Progress in Extending the Life of Steel Components Exposed to High Temperature Environments

    Unusual Fractures in the Mining Industry

    Section 2: Understanding Fracture

    The Strength and Fracture of Two-Phase Alloys - A Comparison of Two Alloy Systems

    Failure by Fatigue

    On the Microstructural Control of the Fracture Processes Involved in Wear

    The General Characteristics and Evaluation of Stress Corrosion Cracking

    Factors Controlling HAZ and Weld Metal Toughness in C-Mn Steels

    Section 3A: Solving Fracture Problems - The Tools Available

    Design and the Prevention of Metallurgical Failures

    Fracture Mechanics and the Assessment of Structural Reliability

    Defect Assessment by Means of Non-Destructive Testing

    Estimation of Risk of Failure of Components due to Fast Fracture

    Fractography: A Tool for Failure Analysis

    Section 3B: Solving Fracture Problems - Some Case Studies

    The COD Approach and its Application to Welded Structures

    Simplified Stress Intensity Evaluation of a Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel under a given Accident Loading

    Avoiding Fracture in Pressure Vessels

    Fracture Toughness Considerations in the Design and Use of High Strength Components

    Cracking in Weldments of Structural Steels

    Section 4: Advances in Fracture

    Factors Influencing the Impact Toughness of Multipass Submerged-Arc Welds in Micro-Alloyed Steel

    A Study of Crack Arrest Related to Nuclear Plant Integrity

    Stress Corrosion and Corrosion Fatigue in Light Water Reactor Environments

    A Review of the Use of Isoparametric Finite Elements for Fracture Mechanics

    Fracture and Plastic Deformation

    The Significance of Rock Fracturing in the Design and Support of Mine Excavations

    Rock Fracturing Processes in Deep Mines

    The Deformation and Fracture of Quartz

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 460
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189505

About the Editors

G. G. Garrett

D. L. Marriott

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