Failure Investigation of Wire Rope
The investigation concentrated on analysing the fracture surfaces in order to elucidate the failure mechanism. The fracture surfaces of wires were examined using stereo microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).
Creep damage acceptability and remnant life assessment
A Level 1 assessment is based on a screening assessment that relies on published creep material behaviour and is limited in its applicability.
Oranje River Pipe Bridge, Rosh Pinah
The bridge has developed cracking in areas adjacent to welds, and the root cause of cracking was investigated. The results displayed a number of characteristic features of fatigue failure.