Accession Number : ADA119956

Title :   Application of Advanced Fracture Mechanics Technology to Ensure Structural Reliability in Critical Titanium Structures,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Ernst,H A ; Landes,J D

PDF Url : ADA119956

Report Date : 30 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The overall objective of this program is to assist the Navy in developing and applying advanced fracture mechanics technology to ensure structural integrity in critical applications of titanium alloys. To achieve this the following specific objectives are included: (1) Development of methods for assessing Structural Reliability--Different methods to assess structural reliability will be considered and the best possible choice will be proposed. This method should include the latest in fracture mechanics methodology. (2) Responding to Specific Navy Concerns--Should the Navy have at any given moment a specific concern, it could be included in the present program if budget time and general scope permits. (3) Recommendation of Methods for Implementing Structural Reliability Procedures--Once the overall methodology has been established, recommendations for implementing specific procedures will be made.

Descriptors :   *Titanium alloys, Fracture(Mechanics), Crack propagation, Structural analysis, Structural properties, Loads(Forces), Stability, Cracking(Fracturing), Mathematical models, Reliability, Strategic materials, Data acquisition, Surveys, Research management, Naval research

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE