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.