Comments on probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis of cracked components

Nam Su Huh, Do Jun Shim, Yun Jae Kim, Kyu Ho Lee, Young Jin Kim

研究成果: Conference article査読


This paper investigates the effect of elastic-plastic J estimate on calculated failure probabilities for cracked components. To investigate effect of elastic-plastic J estimate on failure probabilities, firstly circumferential through-wall cracked pipes under pure bending is considered, which is important in the leak-before-break analysis. For the analysis, scatters in the applied load, mechanical and fracture properties are considered using normal and log-normal distributions. More importantly, the applied elastic-plastic J-integral is estimated according to four different estimation methods. Resulting failure probabilities are calculated using the efficient first-order reliability method (FORM). The results show that failure probabilities can be significantly different, depending on the elastic-plastic J estimate, suggesting that absolute failure probabilities might have less significance. Based on these investigations, the accuracy of elastic-plastic defect assessment method embedded in API RP579, popularly used in petrochemical industry for integrity assessment of defective structures, is systematically investigated based on the 3-D finite element analyses. The results show that the J estimate in API RP579 can be highly inaccurate for some cases, which in turn would affect failure probabilities.

ジャーナルKey Engineering Materials
出版ステータスPublished - 2004
イベントProceedings of the 11th Asian Pacific Conference on Nondestructive Testing - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
継続期間: 2003 11月 32003 11月 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学


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