In fitness for service (FFS) assessments, one issue that people often encounter is a corroded area near a structural discontinuity. In this case, the formula-based sections of the FFS standard are incapable of evaluating the component without resorting to finite element analysis (FEA). In this paper, an FEA-based technical approach for evaluating FFS assessments using an elastic-plastic material model and reformed criteria is proposed.

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