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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 10.3.3. Demonstration Test Development

As the design progresses, large component tests of critical areas should be conducted.  As much as possible, the anticipated environments should be a part of the test.  As mentioned earlier, the influence of environment can be quite extensive on crack growth behavior.