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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences

    National Materials Advisory Board
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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