Weld Defects and Failures: Quantifying Fitness For Service – How Finite Element Mathematical Simulations can Mitigate Risk and Cut Costs
Article by Dr. William J. O’Donnell, PE, President – O’Donnell Consulting Engineers
Fatigue in Welded steel components is often initiated by mathematical vibration, corrosion and thermal cycling. Fitness for service analysis is the most viable step in determining the safety and financial risk factors rleated to component repair or replacement.
This article may be found in Dr. O’Donnell’s Weld Publications.