Chapter 1 Overview of the Problem of Fracture and Fatigue in Structures

    Published: Jan 1999

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    ALTHOUGH THE TOTAL number of structures that have failed by brittle fracture is low, brittle fractures have occurred and do occur in structures. The following limited historical review illustrates the fact that brittle fractures can occur in all types of engineering structures such as tanks, pressure vessels, ships, bridges, airplanes, and buildings.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL10323M

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    ISBN10: 0-8031-2082-6
    ISBN13: 978-0-8031-2082-2