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Less Is More – When Removing Metal Reduces Stresses

In our consulting work, we come across many instances of “TLAR engineering”, ie using “that looks about right” principles to make simple engineering decisions in the field. And a particularly common TLAR practice when faced with structural failures is “if it broke, add more metal”. With a little bit of engineering common sense, this often …

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