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Fitness-for-service Fracture Assessment Of Structures Containing Cracks

RRP $117.99

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The purpose of this book is to facilitate the use of fracture mechanics based failure assessment procedures for the evaluation and design of structures and components. All practical structures contain flaws and the optimum combination of cost efficiency and safety whilst achieving the required capability, can only be realised by using state of the art methods such as that represented by the European flaw assessment method SINTAP/FITNET to analyse the safety risk. This book is written by practitioners with extensive experience in both the development and use of integrity assessment methods and provides comprehensive information on the basic principles and use of analytical flaw assessment. It provides an introduction to the method, its background, how it can be applied, its potential and, importantly, its limitations. The explanations are complimented by using a large number of worked examples and validation exercises which illustrate all aspects of the procedure. In addition, for students and engineers who are new to the subject, a comprehensive glossary of basic terms used in fracture mechanics based integrity evaluations is included.
The topics addressed include:
- Crack driving force (CDF) and failure assessment diagram (FAD) type analyses
- Preparation of the input parameters (crack dimensions, stress-strain properties, fracture toughness, statistical aspects)
- Determination of the model parameters, (stress intensity factor and yield load solutions)
- Treatment of combined primary and secondary loading, together with residual stress effects
- Analysis of the effect of constraint effects (treatment of small defects and section size effects)
- Treatment of mixed mode loading
- Consideration of the influences of strength mismatch
- Reliability aspects
-Comprehensive description of the use of structural integrity methods to optimise cost effectiveness and safety
-Detailed description of how to evaluate the integrity of structures containing cracks
-Valuable background information for understanding the methods, their potential and limitations
-Large number of worked examples, which demonstrate all aspects of the methods
-Descriptive, readable writing style
-Applicable to a wide range of interests, from the student (university or self study) to the expert who requires a 'state of the art' document


366 Ways To Know Your Character

RRP $18.99

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Have you ever wanted ... To create unforgettable characters? The kind readers talk about well after the book is finished? Your characters to jump off the page and tell you what they like and dislike? To make your characters multi-dimensional, complicated, deeper, and larger than life? Create compelling quirks, flaws, and internal conflicts to differentiate your characters? To keep your story from being predictable by having your character surprise you and your reader? To hear readers tell you they walked with your characters, lived, loved, and felt every emotion your character experienced? To have an ongoing relationship with your characters so you can keep them consistent if writing a series? 366 Ways to Know Your Character is the right workbook for you. Whether you're developing your character before writing, or working it out as you're writing, answering the daily questions can stimulate your characters to surprise and shock you as well as take your story in directions you might not have expected. Each question is designed to draw you deeper into your character's psyche. It doesn't matter whether the answer jumps out at you or that you must painfully dig it out. Either way, you will win new insights into your characters until they feel and act like real people. Answer the daily questions and revolutionize your writing with living, breathing characters you and your readers will remember long after the dust settles on "The End." Use this book with the companion Romance In A Month: Guide to Writing a Romance in 30 Days.


Gcse Maths Edexcel Exam Practice Workbook With Answers & Online Edition

RRP $15.99

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This book (plus free online edition) provides comprehensive, realistic exam practice in the style of the Higher Level Edexcel A & B GCSE Maths papers. There's a wide range of questions covering the whole course, with grades to indicate the difficulty level and helpful tips and guidance throughout. Detailed worked solutions are printed at the back of the book, with a complete mark scheme that makes it easy to check your progress. At the end of the book, there are two complete practice exams - and if you're stuck, you can watch online videos of CGP's Maths experts working through these exams. Last but not least, a free online digital edition of the entire book is also included - just use the unique code printed in the book to access it.



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