FUNDAMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS OF FATIGUE, STRESS CORROSION CRACKING AND FRACTURE IN ADVANCED SHIP STRUCTURES

The ship structure community today stands on the brink of encountering the occurrence of fatigue, stress-corrosion cracking, and fracture heretofore considered solely the burden of the aerospace community. These problems arise out of the fundamental nature of high-strength alloys. However, the prospects for successfully dealing with these phenomena in ship structures are far better today than was the situation when such difficulties arose in aerospace structures in the past. The potential for fatigue, stress- corrosion cracking and fracture in high-strength alloys is well recognized and varying degrees of technology are currently available for analytical treatment and control. This paper describes the basic tendencies of high-strength alloys toward susceptibility to fatigue, stress-corrosion cracking, and fracture with increasing strength level. Quantitative approaches for assuring structural integrity are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Ship Structure Symposium, Washington, D.C., October 6-8, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Crooker, T W
    • Jody, R W
    • Goode, R J
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper S
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM