During the fabrication of two different structures (a ship and a bridge), made by mild construction steel, some unacceptable anomalies were detected; the structures were almost completely fabricated and a repair of the defected structural details was impractical due to the extent of the defected zones. A fitness-for-service assessment has therefore been carried out, in both cases, by performing fatigue tests on representative samples, cut off from the structure and by evaluating the fatigue resistance curve. A re-assessment of the structural details in question was undertaken, on the basis of the experimental SN curve, evaluating the fitness for service of the Bdefected details^. The experimental tests showed that the detected anomalies had no influence on the fatigue strength of the welded joints and that the examined details (a butt joint and a cruciform joint) behave in accordance with the relevant FAT classes. The experimental program has also given the opportunity to compare different methodologies for fatigue assessment: the Effective Notch Stress Method, the Fracture Mechanics Method and the Peak Stress Method. The different procedures have been applied to the tested specimens, and the expected fatigue life was compared with the experimental one.
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|Titolo:||Fitness for Service assessment of defected welded structural details by experimental evaluation of the fatigue resistance S-N curve|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|