Accession Number:

ADA025148

Title:

Application of Fracture Mechanics Analysis Techniques in High Performance Marine Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

High-performance naval surface ships of the future probably will employ materials with intermediate to high strength-to-weight ratios. Because some of these materials are susceptible to rapid fracture resulting from small flaws, sub-critical crack growth aspects of material behavior, such as stress-corrosion cracking and fatigue, should be reviewed as a part of the design process, preferably as part of an overall fracture control plan. Experience suggests that the development and implemenation of such a plan as part of the design process will result in a more balanced design from the standpoint of safety, reliability, and economics. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE