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Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080441290, 9780080527819

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)

Critical Plane-Energy Based Approach for Assessment of Biaxial Fatigue Damage where the Stress-Time Axes are at Different Frequencies 203 (A. Varvani-Farahani)

Fatigue Analysis of Multiaxially Loaded Components with the FE-Postprocessor FEMFAT-MAX 223 (C. Gaier, H. Dannbauer)

  1. Defects, Notches, Crack Growth

The Multiaxial Fatigue Strength of Specimens Containing Small Defects 243 (M. Endo)

An Analysis of Elasto-Plastic Strains and Stresses in Notched Bodies Subjected to Cyclic Non-Proportional Loading Paths 265 (A. Buczynski, G. Glinka)

The Background of Fatigue Limit Ratio of Torsional Fatigue to Rotating Bending Fatigue in Isotropic Materials and Materials with Clear-Banded Structure 285 (T. Fukuda, H. Nisitani)

Influence of Defects on Fatigue Life of Aluminium Pressure Diecastings 303 (F.J. Lino, R. J. Neto, A. Oliveira , F.M.F. de Oliveira)

Variability in Fatigue Lives: an Effect of the Elastic Anisotropy of Grains? 321 (S. Pommier)

Three-Dimensional Crack Growth: Numerical Evaluations and Experimental Tests 341 (C. Calì, R. Citarella, M. Perrella)

The Environment Effect on Fatigue Crack Growth Rates in 7049 Aluminium Alloy at Different Load Ratios 361 (M. Fonte, S. E. Stanzl-Tschegg, B. Holper, E. Tschegg, A. Vasudévan)

  1. Low Cycle Multiaxial Fatigue

A Multiaxial Fatigue Life Criterion for Non-Symmetrical and Non-Proportional Elasto- Plastic Deformation 383 (M. Filippini, S. Foletti, I. V. Papadopoulos, C.M. Sonsino)

Cyclic Behaviour of a Duplex Stainless Steel under Multiaxial Loading: Experiments and Modelling 401 (V. Aubin, P. Quaegebeur, S. Degallaix)

A Damage Model for Estimating Low Cycle Fatigue Lives Under Nonproportional Multiaxial Loading 423 (T. Itoh, T. Miyazaki)

Microcrack Propagation under Non-Proportional Multiaxial Alternating Loading 441 (M. Weick, J. Aktaa)

  1. Applications and Testing Methods

Fatigue Assessment of Mechanical Components Under Complex Multiaxial Loading (J. L. T. Santos, M. de Freitas, B. Li , T.P. Trigo) 463

Geometry Variation and Life Estimates of Biaxial Fatigue Specimens 483 (G. Shatil, N. Ersoy)


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

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Manuel De Freitas

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Andrea Spagnoli

Affiliations and Expertise

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