Reference Stress Methods: Analysing Safety and Design

Reference Stress Methods: Analysing Safety and Design

By: Ian W. Goodall (editor)Hardback

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Reference Stress Methods are a mature technique that offers a simplified way of identifying the critical areas of stress in mechanical or structural components. It is an approach that is more intuitive and less sensitive to the details of material properties than the more complex and detailed full FEA/FEM procedures. Some of the best structural/stress specialists have contributed to this book, making it of special interest to professional and academic engineers concerned with structural integrity, stress, inspection, and failure analysis. Civil engineers will also be keen to find out more about this method, as will those investigating engineering accidents. Dr Ian Woodall is a member and currently Vice-Chairman of the IMechE Structural Technology and Materials Group. After over 30 years in the nuclear industry involved in structural integrity and other related safety matters, he is now a Consultant Engineer. Topics covered include: Determining the basic parameters Extending the approach to weldments Applications


About the Editor ix Introduction xi Determining the basic parameters Chapter 1 Reference stress requirements for structural assessment R A Ainsworth 1 Chapter 2 Computational methods for limit states and shakedown A R S Ponter and M J Engelhart 11 Chapter 3 Limit loads for cracked piping components D G Moffat 33 Extending the approach to weldments Chapter 4 Some aspects of the application of the reference stress method in the creep analysis of welds T H Hyde and W Sun 57 Chapter 5 High-temperature creep rupture of low alloy ferritic steel butt-welded pipes subjected to combined internal pressure and end loadings F Vakili-Tahami, D R Hayhurst, and M T Wong 75 Applications Chapter 6 Code application - below the creep range A R Dowling 113 Chapter 7 Code application - within the creep range G A Webster 127 Chapter 8 Fracture assessment of reeled pipelines C Arbuthnot and T Hodgson 145 Chapter 9 The use of reference stresses in buckling calculations T Hodgson 155 Index 171

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  • ISBN13: 9781860583629
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 172
  • ID: 9781860583629
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 1860583628

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