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Handbook for Damage Tolerant Design

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      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Fundamentals of Damage Tolerance
      • 3. Damage Size Characterizations
      • 4. Residual Strength
      • 5. Analysis Of Damage Growth
      • 6. Examples of Damage Tolerant Analyses
      • 7. Damage Tolerance Testing
      • 8. Force Management and Sustainment Engineering
      • 9. Structural Repairs
      • 10. Guidelines for Damage Tolerance Design and Fracture Control Planning
        • 0. Guidelines for Damage Tolerance Design and Fracture Control Planning
        • 1. Design Loads Spectrum
        • 2. Material Selection
        • 3. Structural Configuration Analysis
          • 0. Structural Configuration Analysis
          • 1. Critical Parts List
          • 2. Inspection Method Development
          • 3. Demonstration Test Development
        • 4. Manufacturing Process
        • 5. References
      • 11. Summary of Stress Intensity Factor Information
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Section 10.3.0. Structural Configuration Analysis

The fracture control program must consider all of the design details incorporated into the structural configurations as possible critical items.  It is as a part of this function that the critical parts list is developed and each part analyzed for its fracture propagation characteristics.  The method to be used to inspect the critical parts must also be established.  This will set the initial flaw size that is used in the analysis.  Any testing which must be done to establish the damage tolerance of a part is also done during this phase of the development.