Course Analyzes Ship Structure Fatigue and Fracture

By Eric Haun
Monday, June 09, 2014

A three-day course hosted by ABS in partnership with BMT Fleet Technology will help participants learn how design, maintenance and operational issues affect fatigue and fracture of steel and aluminum ship structures. Geared to the needs of naval architects, ship superintendents and engineers responsible for design, material specification, welding, operational safety and maintenance, the course includes practical design and analysis theory applications using direct calculations and sample FlawCheck software.

The course begins with a review of the fatigue and fracture problems observed in marine structures and how they have been addressed. This is followed by an introduction to material characterization for in-service defect and condition assessment with explanation of the quantitative procedures for assessing fatigue and fracture performance. The concepts discussed can be used at the design stage as well as in service to select materials and size structural supports, to make maintenance and inspection decisions and to assess the life extension potential.

This course, to be held September 3-5, 2014 Houston, Texas, ABS Auditorium, has been accredited by SNAME and is in compliance with NYSED guidelines for Continuing Professional Competency.

To register or for more information, see our web site at www.fleetech.com or email training@fleetech.com

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