This course provides a general understanding of pertinent issues concerning the use of engineering materials and practical tools for solving structural integrity and structural fitness-for-service problems. The focus of this course is on energy and power applications.
The course aims to give you the background to oversee the implementation of engineering criticality and structural integrity based fitness-for-service assessments of large steel structures and components through an integrated understanding of engineering materials, fatigue, fracture mechanics, inspection and reliability models, tests and standards.
- Introduction & Structural Design Philosophies
- Fatigue Crack Initiation and Growth
- Fracture Mechanics (1) – Derivation of G and K
- Fracture Mechanics (2) – LEFM and EPFM
- Fracture Mechanics (3) – Evaluation of Fracture Mechanics Parameters; K and J
- Fracture Toughness Testing and Analysis; KIC and JIC
- Creep Deformation and Crack Growth
- Non Destructive Testing Methods
- Inspection Reliability
- Defect Assessment, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Welded Components
- Fracture of Composites
- Corrosion Engineering
Who should attend?
Practising engineers in industry, particularly in the power and energy sectors, who deal with large steel structures and components. Engineers from the building and construction industry would find this course useful, as would those from the naval architecture and offshore engineering field.
- Design Engineers
- Structural Design Engineers
- Material Specification Engineers
- Test Engineers
- Civil and Structural Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Ship Design and Stress Engineers
- Research Engineers
- Stressing and Design Engineers
- Certification Engineers
- Design and Technical Management Personnel.
*Please Note: Dates provided are provisional. Exact course start dates will be provided upon equiry.