Validation of BS 7910 fracture assessment procedures; Wide Plates and Cylinders

Konstantinos Kouzoumis, Isabel Hadley, Mahmoud Mostafavi

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BS 7910 provides guidance on the fitness for service of a flawed component. It covers a wide variety of metals in broad applications, thus the integrity of many components in various safety critical industries depends on it. Its detailed and rigorous validation, therefore, is of utmost importance. In this study, validation of the fracture assessment procedures of BS 7910 is carried out through the use of historical large test data, where the failure conditions are known in detail. Hundreds of test results from large-scale wide plate and cylinder tests are collected from the literature and assessed with BS 7910. The outline of the analysis and the tests analysed are given in this study in a concise manner. The exercise validates the fracture clauses and associated annexes that concern plate, pipe and curved shell geometries, together with other equations included in the procedure and used during the analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Article number104309
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping
Early online date17 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021

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Funding Information:
This work was made possible by the sponsorship of the industrial members ofTWI as part of the Core Research Programme and of the UK Research andInnovation body. Additionally, the work was supported by the NationalStructural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) , a postgraduate engineeringfacility for industry-led research into structural integrity established andmanaged by TWI in collaboration with national and internationalUniversities. Mahmoud Mostafavi also acknowledges the Royal Academy ofEngineering for financial support through a senior research fellowship.

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  • BS 7910
  • engineering critical assessment
  • fitness for service
  • failure assessment diagram
  • cylinders
  • wide plates


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