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Engineering Applications of Fracture Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080254371, 9781483189505

Engineering Applications of Fracture Analysis

1st Edition

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

Editors: G. G. Garrett D. L. Marriott
eBook ISBN: 9781483189505
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 460
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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.

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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


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G. G. Garrett

D. L. Marriott

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