Updating Fatigue Reliability of Uninspectable Joints using Structurally Correlated Inspection Data

Authors David Berg, van den , ing. MSc. MEng Mark Tammer , Miroslaw Lech Kaminski
Published in Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth (2014) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference,
Publication date 15 June 2014
Type Article

Summary

This paper outlines an investigation into the updating of fatigue reliability through inspection data by means of structural correlation. The proposed methodology is based on the random nature of fatigue fracture growth and the probability of damage detection and introduces a direct link between predicted crack size and inspection results. A distinct focus is applied on opportunities for utilizing inspection information for the updating of both inspected and uninspected (or uninspectable) locations.

Language English
Published in Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth (2014) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference,
Key words Structural Longevity, Fatigue Reliability, Fracture Mechanics (FM), Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

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