SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Measurement and Analysis of Surface Cracks in Tubular Threaded Connections


The results from fatigue tests on large-scale, hollow-threaded connections are presented. The fatigue crack depths and profiles were monitored during the tests using the alternating-current (a-c) field measurement technique. The crack growth data have been used to validate the weight function approach used in conjunction with a through-thickness stress distribution to calculate suitable stress-intensity factors for threaded connections.

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Newport, A
University College London, London, U.K.
Glinka, G
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 348–364
DOI: 10.1520/STP23443S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5121-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1284-1