Improving Safety with Advanced Fracture Mechanics
Innovation in fracture mechanic testing methods is happening in research, however it is difficult for industry to adopt new methods quickly. As codes and standards such as BS7910 and R6 are updated, it is important for the power generation and nuclear industries to follow the direction of structural research to encourage the appropriate development of such codes based upon up-to-date knowledge. New testing methods have the potential to reduce costs, as well as reducing safety risks through predictive analytical testing of crack growth and initiation
The Improving Safety with Advanced Fracture Mechanics seminar will address the challenges around the industry adoption of new testing methods, bridging the gap between academic innovation and industry application.