This book introduces the field of fracture mechanics from an applications viewpoint. Then it focuses on fitness for service, or life extension, of existing structures. Finally, it provides case studies to allow the practicing professional engineer or student to see the applications of fracture mechanics directly to various types of structures.14.3.4 API 579 API 579 a Recommended Practices for Fitness-For-Service  is a aquot;result of a need for standardization of fitness-for-service assessment techniques for pressurized equipment in the refinery and chemical industry.
|Title||:||Fracture and Fatigue Control in Structures|
|Author||:||Stanley Theodore Rolfe, John M. Barsom|
|Publisher||:||ASTM International - 1977|