Best Paper Award in Madrid for Publication on FITNET Fitness for Service procedure
The paper gives an introduction about the FITNET Fitness for Service procedure and then shows the application of the procedure to airframes. With the utilization of FITNET, it becomes possible to predict the maximum load carrying capacity of welded stiffened aluminum airframes containing defects with high precision. Therefore, damage tolerance analysis of such structures can be improved.
Dr. Mustafa Kocak is the head of Joining and Assessment Department, which is a part of Material Mechanics Institute of GKSS Research Center. Dr. Eduard Seib has completed his PhD. at this department in year 2005 and Mustafa-Volkan Uz is currently conducting his PhD. also at this department.