Stages of Structural Cracking

Photos are taken in a 48ft  container, it is clear to see that, when the structural cracking just happens it always starts from hairline cracking at the top or bottom joint of crossmember/side rail, at this stage, many clients will say put them as NO ACTION TAKEN, then the cracking would extending throughout the entire web section (see stage 3 photos), finally completely separated each other.

In this typical case, the damage is definitely NOT resulted from external impact force, a structural stress concentration is a main cause.

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Stage 1

Shipping Container structural cracking

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Stage 3

Shipping Container structural cracking

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Stage 2

Shipping Container structural cracking

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Stage 4

Shipping Container structural cracking

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