Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture, Volume 31

1st Edition

Editors: Andrea Carpinteri Manuel De Freitas Andrea Spagnoli
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080441290
eBook ISBN: 9780080527819
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 19th March 2003
Page Count: 516
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Table of Contents


  1. Multiaxial Fatigue of Welded Structures

Assessment of Welded Structures by a Structural Multiaxial Fatigue Approach 3 (K. Dang Van, A. Bignonnet , J.L. Fayard)

Evaluation of Fatigue of Fillet Welded Joints in Vehicle Components under Multiaxial Service Loads 23 (G. Savaidis, A. Savaidis, R. Schliebner, M. Vormwald)

Multiaxial Fatigue Assessment of Welded Structures by Local Approach 43 (F.Labesse-Jied, B. Lebrun, E. Petitpas, J.L. Robert)

Micro-Crack Growth Behavior in Weldments of a Nickel-Base Superalloy under Biaxial Low-Cycle Fatigue at High Temperature 63 (N. Isobe, S. Sakurai)

  1. High Cycle Multiaxial Fatigue

Multiaxial Fatigue Life Estimations for 6082-T6 Cylindrical Specimens Under In-Phase and Out-of-Phase Biaxial Loadings 83 (L. Susmel, N. Petrone)

Long-Life Multiaxial Fatigue of a Nodular Graphite Cast Iron 105 (G.B. Marquis, P. Karjalainen-Roikonen)

The Influence of Static Mean Stresses Applied Normal to the Maximum Shear Planes in Multiaxial Fatigue 123 (R. P. Kaufman, T. H. Topper)

  1. Non-Proportional and Variable-Amplitude Loading

Fatigue Limit of Ductile Metals under Multiaxial Loading 147 (J. Liu, H. Zenner)

Sequenced Axial and Torsional Cumulative Fatigue: Low Amplitude Followed by High Amplitude Loading 165 (P. Bonacuse, S. Kalluri)

Estimation of the Fatigue Life of High Strength Steel under Variable-Amplitude Tension with Torsion: Use of the Energy Parameter in the Critical Plane 183 (T. Lagoda, E. Macha, A. Nieslony, F. Morel)

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The European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) Technical Commitee on Fatigue of Engineering Materials and Structures (TC3) decided to compile a Special Technical Publication (ESIS STP) based on the 115 papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture. The 25 papers included in the STP have been extended and revised by the authors. The conference was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 25-28 June 2001, and was chaired by Manual De Freitas, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon. The meeting, organised by the Instituto Superior Tecnico and sponsored by the Portuguese Minesterio da Cienca e da Tecnologia and by the European Structural Integrity Society, was attended by 151 delegates from 20 countries. The papers in the present book deal with the theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects of the Multiaxial fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures. They are divided in to the following six sections; Multiaxial Fatigue of Welded Structures; High cycle Multiaxial fatigue; Non proportional and Variable-Amplitude loading; Defects, Notches, Crack Growth; Low Cycle Multiaxial Fatigue; Applications and Testing Methods. As is well-known, most engineering components and structures in the mechanical, aerospace, power generation, and other industries are subjected to multiaxial loading during their service life. One of the most difficult tasks in design against fatigue and fracture is to translate the information gathered from uniaxial fatigue and fracture tests on engineering materials into applications involving complex states of cyclic stress-strain conditions. This book is the result of co-operation between many researchers from different laboratories, universities and industries in a number of countries.


For engineers, industry experts, research scientists, from both a fundamental scientific and technological standpoint.


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About the Editors

Andrea Carpinteri Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Parma, Department of Civil Engineering, Parma, Italy

Manuel De Freitas Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Instituto Superior Tecnico, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal

Andrea Spagnoli Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Parma, Department of Civil Engineering, Parma, Italy