From ships to offshore installations, structures are being examined in an attempt to predict and understand structural deterioration. Concerns have been voiced as to the ageing effects of conditions encountered in service leading to anxiety regarding environmental and economic implications. Predicting structural deterioration can offer clear advantages and fundamental to achieving this is the need for effective inspection and monitoring practices.
Condition assessment of aged structures from Woodhead Publishing is a comprehensive single source of information on structural assessment techniques for marine and land based structures industrial plants and buildings. Current practises are assessed from inspection and health monitoring to maintenance with further discussion covering future trends. A variety of ageing indicators are examined including fatigue cracking and denting with additional chapters detailing accepted repair and protection methods. The scope of the book is further extended with the inclusion of advanced mathematical methods for predicting structural deterioration. This practical book is an invaluable resource for addressing age-related deterioration concerns in a wide range of structures.
Professionals form a broad range of disciplines will be able to gain a better understanding of current practices and standards for condition assessment or health monitoring.