In the broadest sense, structural integrity is ensured in the design phase by a thorough review of a product’s intended use and foreseeable misuse. Testing is performed for verification as necessary. Materials of construction are typically reviewed to be sure they are appropriate. Manufacturing process controls are developed to ensure that the design intent is met. Documentation for operation, maintenance, and inspection, including appropriate warnings, are developed for users and service personnel.
The emphasis on each of the above areas depends on the application and previous experience. The testing methods utilized for design verification and validation are also critical when it comes to analyzing failures, which makes the content of this webinar appealing to both designers and problem solvers.
The focus of this presentation will be to discuss the different aspects of structural integrity testing and to provide an overview of processes utilized to ensure a successful and safe design, to provide guidance to get it right the first time, avoiding any need for failure analysis.