A pragmatic and cost-effective approach to material selection and testing using Data Items ESDU 91008 (Strength of lugs under axial load), ESDU 06021 (Strength of lugs under transverse load) and ESDU 08007 (Strength of lugs under oblique load).
Having ESDU Data Items to re-design cracked bath-tub fittings cited in
FAA directive "saves company over a million dollars" according to a Senior Engineer.
An example of the use of Data Item ESDU 84039, "Strength of angles and club-foot fittings (transmitting tensile loads)"
The nuclear renaissance is spawning renewed interest in finding the most efficient, reliable and effective ways to build, operate, and eventually decommission environmentally safe nuclear facilities. Because of this, there is increasing pressure on nuclear engineers to address issues related to thermo-hydraulics, structural and mechanical design, ventilation systems, noise suppression and environmental impact within the targets set by the latest international standards and codes.