NDT Methods Applied to Fatigue Reliability Assessment of Structures

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Jamshid Mohammadi
American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute, Jan 1, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 166 pages
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Sponsored by the Fatigue and Fracture Reliability Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

This report contains nine specific-application cases of various nondestructive test (NDT) methods in fatigue and fracture reliability assessment of structures. The collection is useful in learning about areas where current methods have actually been applied in real world applications. Cases examine problems such as steel girder bridges, airframe systems, welded connections, and bridge components (including concrete slabs), which were subjected to fracture failure.

The report includes such NDT methods as:

structural monitoring; use of various methods for the identification of the extent of damage; acoustic emissions technique; electromagnetic; portable hardness test; liquid penetrant; magnetic particle; radiography; residual stress by hole drill; and ultrasonic methods.

The fatigue reliability assessment methods discussed in this book will be especially useful to practitioners, educators, and students in structural engineering.

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