APPLICATION OF FRACTURE MECHANICS ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES IN HIGH PERFORMANCE MARINE SYSTEMS
High-performance naval surface ships of the future probably will employ materials with intermediate to high strength-to-weight ratios. Because some of these materials are susceptible to rapid fracture resulting from small flaws, sub-critical crack growth aspects of material behavior, such as stress-corrosion cracking and fatigue, should be reviewed as a part of the design process, preferably as part of an overall fracture control plan. Experience suggests that the development and implementation of such a plan as part of the design process will result in a more balanced design from the standpoint of safety, reliability, and economics.
National Academy of SciencesNational Materials Advisory Board
Washington, DC United States 20418
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Cracking; Elastoplasticity; Fracture mechanics; High performance surface ships; Materials selection; Nondestructive tests; Quality control; Structural design
- Old TRIS Terms: Crack formation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00139387
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Academy of Sciences
- Report/Paper Numbers: NMAB-327 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM