Applicability Evaluation of SS (Structural Stress) Method on Actual Project
The structural stress (SS) method developed by BATTELLE has been studied based on small or mid-size scale specimens. In order to apply the new method, such as SS, on an actual project, it should have application results on actual project. However, SS method didn’t have a lot of application data compared to class procedure using hot spot stress (HSS). In order to find out whether the SS method, for the evaluation of fatigue life, can give reasonable results when it is applied under the same loading suggested by classification societies, it was compared with fatigue lives derived by class. ABS & DNV’s simplified fatigue analysis method were adopted to check the validity of SS method. Before applying complicated loading of class, static loading case was applied, since the class method has their own correlation factor for wave loading. And then, simplified fatigue analysis was performed with more complicated loading cases. From the results of fatigue life calculation, it can be said that SS shows reasonable fatigue lives with respect to HSS or notch stress based fatigue lives.
Changhee Lee, Jong-Bong Lee, Dong-Hwan Park and Suck-Joo Na
K. S. Kim et al., "Applicability Evaluation of SS (Structural Stress) Method on Actual Project", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 580-582, pp. 633-636, 2008