The links below will download a pdf file containing the indicated subject matter. The items are focused around certain major topics in the structural integrity discipline. There is a lead item for each topic in which I give a personal view of what knowledge might constitute the minimum expectation for a professional in that area. This is purely my opinion and is not endorsed by any other persons or organisations. Each lead item is followed by a series of links which provide brief tutorials in subjects falling within that topic area. The standard of many of these tutorials is well beyond the minimum expectation.

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- Expectations in Strength of Materials
- T72S01 Tutorial notes and homeworks, with and without answers
- Formulation of 3D Elasticity and Compatibility
- Formulation of 2D Elasticity and the General Axisymmetric Solution
- Derivation of the Compatibility Equations in Polar Coordinates
- Proof of the Convexity and Normality rules in plasticity
- Proof of the Lower and Upper Bound Theorems
- Derivation of Collapse Solutions (simple examples). Tresca solution for thin pipe under pressure and bending here
- A lower bound collapse solution for a Half-Pipe under end load and bending
- Hole in Plate with Temperature Distributions: Does the Hole Change Size?
- Semi-Infinite Plate with an applied Point Load: Exact analytic solution via a complex Airy function

- Expectations in Basic Finite Element Analysis
- Derivation of the Nodal Forces Equivalent to Pressure for Quadratic Isoparametric Elements

- Expectations in Pipework and Pressure Vessel Design Codes
- Expectations in Low Temperature Fracture Mechanics
- T73S02 Tutorial notes and homeworks, with and without answers
- Derivation of the LEFM Crack Tip Fields
- Derivation of the Heaton SIFs for very deep cracks: (1)ECP and Circumferential Cracks
- Derivation of the Heaton SIFs for very deep cracks: (2)Axial Cracks
- The Proper Derivation of the Vector J Integrals
- The Relation Between G, J and the SIFs: Energy Release Rate and What are J2 and J3 anyway?
- What is Stable Tearing Really?
- Why does fatigue crack growth follow a Paris Law?
- Why is there a Fatigue Crack Growth Threshold?
- What is the energy release rate / stress intensity factor relationship for anisotropic materials?

- Expectations in Creep-Fatigue Crack Growth
- T73S03 Tutorial notes and homeworks, with and without answers
- Derivation of the R5V7 Style C(t) Estimation Formulae with plasticity corrections, secondary loads and primary creep
- My argument that C(t) control in a ccg test puts the tail above the trend line: A Tale of Two Tails
- Justification of inserting C(t) into a ccg law derived in C* control: the expected ccg law under C(t) control derived from continuum damage mechanics

- Expectations in Creep-Fatigue Crack Initiation
- T73S04 Tutorial notes and homeworks, with and without answers
- Powerpoint presentation on the use of Probabilistics in R5V2/3 Assessment, December 2012
- Full report on the application of Probabilistics in R5V2/3 Assessments, January 2014
- Peter Holt's Notes on PDFs, December 2012
- Illustration of a possible hysteresis cycle construction methodology for Interacting Cycles (not R5 approved)
- A possible methodology for incorporating Residual Stresses in R5V2/3 assessments (not R5 approved)
- Calculating stress drop and creep strain by Integrating the Relaxation Equation assuming strain hardening (even when the deformation law is formulated in terms of time)
- The Effective Elastic Follow-Up Factor, Z for a primary plus a secondary load
- A Crude Model for Crack Initiation due to Small Bore Branch Thermal Fatigue caused by condensate refluxing in superheated steam pipework systems

- Expectations in Creep Rupture
- T73S06 Tutorial notes and homeworks, with and without answers
- Derivation of the Bree Diagram
- An algorithm for calculating a Mean Effective Creep Temperature for 316ss based on deformation

Random things...

- So you thought that Normal Modes of Vibration were orthogonal? No, they are not.

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