This book focuses on fatigue life predictions and damage tolerance analysis of welded joints and is divided into three parts. The first part outlines the common practice used for safe life and damage tolerance analysis with reference to rules and regulations. The second part emphasises stochastic modeling and decision-making under uncertainty, while the final part is devoted to recent advances within fatigue research on welded joints. Industrial examples that are included are mainly dealing with offshore steel structures. Spreadsheets which accompany the book give the reader the possibility for hands-on experience of fatigue life predictions, crack growth analysis and inspection planning. As such, these different areas will be of use to engineers and researchers.
Keywords: major; fatigue; issue; design; dynamic; controlling; welded structures; inspection; safe; life predictions; life; structure; damage; target; unlikely; analysis; inspections; planning; inservice; crack; scheduled; tolerance; behavior; high, Failure Fracture, Failure Fracture