1. Application of fitness-for-purpose criteria allows the introduction of more realistic quality requirements and diminished quality costs. However, such criteria demand an inspection system which in many ways is different from the inspection systems generally applied to welds. 2. The recommendation is intended to be an aid for inspectors who have to prepare specifications for inspection under circumstances when fitness-for-purpose criteria are applied. 3. The recommendation gives some information of a general nature on fracture mechanics calculations and determination of design critical defect sizes. This information is only intended to aid the inspector in communicating with the designers and the fracture mechanics specialists. The recommandation is not intended to be and should not be used as an aid to determination of design critical defect sizes. This recommendation has been prepared by Sub-Commission VF of the IIW as an aid to planning and supervision of inspection systems when fitness-for-purpose criteria are applied.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Institute of Welding

  • Publication Date: 1979-3-14

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Institute of Welding
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V-649-79
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM