The IADC Lexicon (IADCLexicon.org) is a compendium of upstream-related terms, which, unlike conventional glossaries, are official definitions drawn from legislation, regulation and regulatory guidance, standards (global, national and regional), and IADC guidelines. Terms often have multiple definitions from different sources.
This month’s Featured Term is:
“Stress Intensity Factor” ( Source: API Standard 2RD, Dynamic Risers for Floating Production Systems, Second Edition, September 2013.):
Term used in fracture mechanics to define the local conditions of stress and strain around a crack tip, in terms of global parameters such as of loads, geometry and crack size
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