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Towards a Unified Fatigue Life Prediction Method for Marine Structures

  • Weicheng Cui
  • Xiaoping Huang
  • Fang Wang

Part of the Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China book series (ATSTC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Weicheng Cui, Xiaoping Huang, Fang Wang
    Pages 1-29
  3. Weicheng Cui, Xiaoping Huang, Fang Wang
    Pages 31-68
  4. Weicheng Cui, Xiaoping Huang, Fang Wang
    Pages 69-89
  5. Weicheng Cui, Xiaoping Huang, Fang Wang
    Pages 91-115
  6. Weicheng Cui, Xiaoping Huang, Fang Wang
    Pages 117-172
  7. Weicheng Cui, Xiaoping Huang, Fang Wang
    Pages 173-208
  8. Weicheng Cui, Xiaoping Huang, Fang Wang
    Pages 209-243
  9. Weicheng Cui, Xiaoping Huang, Fang Wang
    Pages 245-278
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 279-281

About this book

Introduction

In order to apply the damage tolerance design philosophy to design marine structures, accurate prediction of fatigue crack growth under service conditions is required. Now, more and more people have realized that only a fatigue life prediction method based on fatigue crack propagation (FCP) theory has the potential to explain various fatigue phenomena observed. In this book, the issues leading towards the development of a unified fatigue life prediction (UFLP) method based on FCP theory are addressed. Based on the philosophy of the UFLP method, the current inconsistency between fatigue design and inspection of marine structures could be resolved.

This book presents the state-of-the-art and recent advances, including those by the authors, in fatigue studies. It is designed to lead the future directions and to provide a useful tool in many practical applications. It is intended to address to engineers, naval architects, research staff, professionals and graduates engaged in fatigue prevention design and survey of marine structures, in fatigue studies of materials and structures, in experimental laboratory research, in planning the repair and maintenance of existing structures, and in rule development. The book is also an effective educational aid in naval architecture, marine, civil and mechanical engineering.

Prof. Weicheng Cui is the Dean of Hadal Science and Technology Research Center of Shanghai Ocean University, China. Dr. Xiaoping Huang is an associate professor of School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Dr. Fang Wang is an associate professor of Hadal Science and Technology Research Center of Shanghai Ocean University, China.

Keywords

ATSTC Fatigue Crack Propagation Fatigue Life Prediction Load Sequence Effect Marine Structures Unified Approach ZJUP

Authors and affiliations

  • Weicheng Cui
    • 1
  • Xiaoping Huang
    • 2
  • Fang Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil EngineeringShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41831-0
  • Copyright Information Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou and Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41830-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41831-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1995-6819
  • Series Online ISSN 1995-6827
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