This two-day course on Metal Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics gives designers and systems engineers an applicable
Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.y course on Metal Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics gives designers and systems engineers an applicable knowledge of in-house design, replacement, or re-evaluation decisions of plant components. Fatigue of metal components is one of the contributors to the degradation of aging plant components. Fracture mechanics provides a tool to determine the fitness for continued operation of piping or components that contain flaws.
The metal fatigue portion of this course is designed to increase personnel understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of fatigue, fatigue failure mechanisms, compliance with regulations, fatigue management tools, and fatigue/cycle monitoring. The Fracture Mechanics (FM) portion of this course explains FM basics, including linear elastic FM (LEFM), elastic-plastic FM (EPFM), and limit load analyses, as well as their application to the nuclear industry. Procedures for flaw evaluation, as outlined in ASME Section XI, can be combined with the concepts taught in this course to give a thorough understanding of flaw evaluation criteria. Course topics include:
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