Proceedings Vol. 9 (2003)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2003
May 11 – 15, 2003, Svratka, Czech Republic
Copyright © 2003 Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)
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pages 28 - +9p., full text
Paper is focused on comprehensive solution of probabilistic integrity assessment of pressure vessels. Engineering criteria was fully respected during solution, however fracture properties, fracture quantities (stress intensity factor, I-integral) were random quantities or stochastic processes (time-depending degradation of fracture properties, crack size and growth). Using these principles, relations for risk calculations were derived assuming presence a single defect (crack) and the relations were developed both for elastic and for elasto-plastic behaviour of material. A calculation of integral fracture initiation risk is proposed in the second part of the paper. The procedure took into consideration a random number of possible defects in a structure. A description of crack size using two-dimensional Gauss distribution was used in calculations.
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