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Structural Integrity and Failure

Resat Oyguc

Istanbul Technical University


Structural Safety Maintenance Structural Assessment Analytical Simulation Structural Failures Joining Technologies Fracture Mechanics Fatigue Tests Risk Assessment Failure Probability Sensing Technologies Vibration Control

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Structural integrity and failure assessment have been considered by many fields of engineers in the literature since it is a multi-disciplinary concept. The assessment procedure vitally ensures that structural elements will remain functional throughout their service lives. Structural failure refers to the loss of structural integrity by means of loss at the component or system-level elements. The main concern of integrity assessment as an aspect of engineering is that a structural failure may be avoided at the service level by designing the structure to withstand its designated loads. Hence, for satisfactory structural performance, structural safety, failure, and interaction between them should be both taken into account throughout the design and analysis stages.

The main purpose of this book is to provide the researcher with a comprehensive perspective on structural integrity and its sub-disciplines. Topics of interested include but are not limited to: Structural integrity, sustainable structural design and analysis, failure analysis and case studies, damage, fatigue, and fracture of materials and structures, durability, safety and reliability analysis of structural components, and structural health monitoring.

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Date completed: June 3rd 2020

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Resat Oyguc

Istanbul Technical University

Dr. Resat Oyguc is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earthquake Engineering at the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management at Istanbul Technical University. He got his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Yıldız Technical University in Structural Engineering, and Istanbul Technical University in Structural and Earthquake Engineering, respectively. He investigates the response of complex networks and structures under extreme loading conditions. He has also many studies on the safety assessment of structures and evaluation of post-earthquake failures. Specifically, he works on nonlinear inelastic dynamic response simulation for infrastructures. His recent research includes seismic performance assessment of a nuclear reactor building under multiple earthquake excitations considering the degradation effects.

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