Objectives and Benefits
This course is designed to provide a review of the fatigue and fracture problems observed in ships and to show how these issues can be addressed from a procedural and regulatory perspective. The course offers an introduction to material characterization for in-service condition assessment, along with an explanation of the quantitative procedures for assessing fatigue and fracture performance. The concepts discussed here can be used at the design stage as well as in service to select materials and size scantlings to make maintenance and inspection decisions, and to assess life extension.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop computer to participate in an interactive workshop for a practical application of the concepts and procedures discussed in the course.
The course is led by experts in structural integrity, naval architecture, shared technologies and materials.