Re: Questions about the DH Comet

Date:         25 Sep 97 01:39:43 
From:         BobB <>
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Phil. G. Felton wrote:
> > By some measures, the entire field of fatigue behaviour started
> > only a few years before, when the Allies tried to figure out why
> > brand new Liberty Ships in the North Atlantic were suddenly
> > cracking in half and sinking.
> Recent research on the fate of the Titanic and her sister ship (the
> Britannic?) seem to indicate that fatigue of welds were a factor in
> the demise of those two ships.

Interesting since the 'anics were riveted ships. The METAL of the
plates, however, was more brittle than it should have been. Ya live
and ya learn . . .

Liberty ships were of course welded and likely launched while they were
still warm <G>.

-= bob =-