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Fatigue '96 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080422688, 9780080552828

Fatigue '96

1st Edition

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Authors: G. Lütjering H. Nowack
eBook ISBN: 9780080552828
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 20th May 1996
Page Count: 755
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The aim of the 6th International Fatigue Congress, besides covering the entire field of fatigue, was to promote the intimate connection between basic science and engineering application by the selection of appropriate session topics.

Fatigue is the main cause of failure of engineering structures and components. Making reliable fatigue predictions is highly difficult because knowledge about fatigue mechanisms in all stages of the fatigue process must be developed much further. In addition, the decreasing availability of raw materials and energy resources forces engineers to continually reduce the weight of constructions. This congress presents research results also particularly for new materials, including composites. Researchers, on the other hand, are confronted with the engineering demands. Futhermore, the overwhelming development which is presently taking place in the field of computer software and hardware dealing with fatigue problems is outlined along with the directions of future developments in all areas of fatigue.

Close to 300 fully peer-reviewed papers are published in the proceedings, including nearly 30 overview and keynote papers covering the various session topics. The proceedings should therefore serve as a comprehensive review of the fatigue field at the present state-of-the-art, suitable for scientists, engineers and students.


For mechanical engineers, materials scientists and specialists in structural integrity.

Table of Contents

Volume I, Selected chapter headings and selected papers: Overview Lectures. Fatigue related structural integrity issues (A.F. Blom). Small fatigue cracks in advanced materials (K. Tanaka, Y. Akiniwa). Interface fatigue-crack growth in layered materials (J.-K. Shang). Cyclic Stress Strain Behavior and Models. Cyclic stress-strain behavior, microstructure and fatigue life (H. Mughrabi). Initiation and Propagation of Short Cracks. Initiation and propagation of short fatigue cracks (K.J. Miller). Intrinsic and Extrinsic Influences on Crack Propagation. Finite element perspectives on the mechanics of fatigue crack closure (R.C. McClung). Threshold Value for Engineering Applications. Threshold value for engineering application (R. Pippan). Variable Amplitudes and Prediction. Fatigue life prediction – acceleration of fatigue crack growth under variable amplitude loadings (M. Jono). Corrosion Fatigue, Data and Design. Corrosion fatigue, data and design from an aircraft manufacturer's point of view (H.-J. Schmidt, B. Brandecker). Volume II, Selected chapter headings and selected papers: Influence of High Temperatures. Fatigue crack growth in elevated temperature power-plant materials and components (A. Saxena). Microstructural Design for Fatigue Resistance. Influence of microstructure on fatigue resistance (G. Lütjering et al.). Multiaxial Behavior. Fatigue damage simulation models for multiaxial loading (D.F. Socie, S. Furman). Significance of FEM in Fatigue Analysis. Significance of fintie element methods (SEM) in fatigue analyses (H. Nowack, U. Schulz). Fatigue and Failure of Components. Predictions on fatigue life and crack growth as an engineering problem. A state of the art survey (J. Schijve). Probabilistic Life Prediction Methods. Probabilistic life prediction methods – meeting the challenges for practical application (P.A. Domas, P.G. Roth). Computerized Fatigue Analysis. Application of computers in fatigue analyses (E. Haibach). Surface Technologies for Fatigue Improvement. Improvement of fatigue property by ion implantation method (T. Tanaka et al.).

Volume III, Selected chapter headings and selected papers: Advanced Fatigue Properties of Metal Matrix Composites. Fatigue behavior of discontinuously reinforced metallic composites (J.E. Allison, J.W. Jones). Performance of Polymers and Polymer Matrix Composites. Fatigue of polymers and polymer matrix composites (K. Schulte). Cyclic Fatigue of Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites. Fatigue of ceramic composites (K.L. Reifsnider et al.). Fatigue Mechanisms of Intermetallics. Mechanisms and mechanics of fatigue crack initiation and growth in TiAl intermetallic alloys (J.M. Larson et al.). Fatigue of Biomaterials. Fatigue of biomaterials (S.G. Steinemann). Case Studies, especially Aerospace, Automotive, Power Generation. Fatigue design in automotive industry (A. Bignonnet). Ultrasonic Fatigue. Ultrasonic fatigue (S.E. Stanzl-Tschegg). Experimental Techniques and Equipment. Techniques for investigating fatigue (D.L. Davidson).


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About the Authors

G. Lütjering

Affiliations and Expertise

Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

H. Nowack

Affiliations and Expertise

Mercator-Universität GH, Germany

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