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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Volume 2, Third Edition

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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In Chapter 31, Warren H. Bamford discusses the Code evaluation of fatigue crack growth, consistent with the evaluation methods of Section XI. Fatigue has often been described as the most common cause of failure in engineering structures, and designers of pressure vessels and piping have incorporated fatigue considerations since the first Edition of Section III in 1963. The development of this technology and its application in Section III is discussed in Chapter 39; its application in Section XI is discussed in Chapter 31. With the advancement of the state of the art has come the capability for allowing the presence...

31.1 Fatigue Crack Growth Analyses
31.2 Stress Corrosion Crack Growth
31.3 Operating Plant Fatigue Assessment: Section XI, Appendix L
31.4 References
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