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Failure assesment

Failure assessment is the analysis of a structure that has failed in service.

Failure assessment is the analysis of a structure that has failed in service. Failure assessment is done to

  • find and understand failure mechanisms
  • correct failures and enhance the structure behavior
  • obtain the remaining service life after corrective actions

FEM analysis is often used as a preprocessing phase in the assessment whereafter the case often is assessed with a fracture mechanics approach.

In addition to assessment, we do failure inspections on site and suggest corrective actions and can also inspect the repair to prevent further problems.

Failure of a container (stiffener weld fractures, excessive deformations in baffle walls, fractures in shell).
Inspection, preliminary corrections (first aid), detailed analysis, correction plan and repair inspection carried out by Stressfield.