Fatigue Design - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080261676, 9781483155227

Fatigue Design

2nd Edition

International Series on the Strength and Fracture of Materials and Structures

Authors: Carl C. Osgood
Editors: D. M. R. Taplin
eBook ISBN: 9781483155227
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 617
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Fatigue Design, Second Edition discusses solutions of previous problems in fatigue as controlled by their particular conditions. The book aims to demonstrate the limitations of some methods and explores the realism and validity of the resulting solutions. The text is comprised of four chapters that tackle a specific area of concern. Chapter 1 provides the introduction and covers the scope, level, and limitations of the book. Chapter 2 deals with the characteristics of design approach, and Chapter 3 talks about the prediction of fatigue life. The last chapter discusses the general factors in fatigue. The book will be of great interest to researchers and professionals concerned with fatigue analysis, such as engineers and designers.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

1. Introduction: Scope, Level, Limitations

2. Characteristics of the Design Approach

2.1 Comprehensiveness and Conservatism

2.2 Loads, Stress, and Stability Analyses

2.2.1 Stability Analyses

2.3 Damage and Failure Criteria

2.4 Safe-Life and Fail-Safe Designs

2.4.1 Safe-Life Design

2.4.2 Fail-Safe or Damage-Tolerant Design

2.5 Factors of Safety vs. Reliability

2.6 Minimum Weight Design

2.7 Machines Contrasted to Structures

3. Prediction of Fatigue Life

3.1 Methods of Prediction

3.1.1 Conservatism Evaluated

3.2 Treatments of Cumulative Damage

3.2.1 The Linear, or Miner, Rule

3.2.2 Nonlinear and Damage Boundary Rules

3.2.3 Confidence and Statistics

3.2.4 Applied Fracture Mechanics

3.3 Design Practice

3.4 Special Topics

3.4.1 Joints and Lugs

3.4.2 Temperature Effects and Thermal Fatigue

3.4.3 Pressure Vessels and Piping

3.4.4 Effects of Radiation

3.5 Machine Parts

3.5.1 Bearings

3.5.2 Gears

3.5.3 Springs

4. General Factors

4.1 The Mechanism of Fatigue

4.1.1 Summary

4.1.2 Discussion

4.2 Fatigue Tests and Forms of Data

4.2.1 Objectives, Types, and Evaluations

4.2.2 Design of Fatigue Tests

4.2.3 Forms of Data, Equations, and Plots

4.2.4 Detection of Flaws and of Fatigue Damage

4.3 Materials, Properties and Treatments

4.3.1 Carbon and Alloy Steels

4.3.2 Stainless Steels

4.3.3 Aluminum Alloys

4.3.4 Magnesium Alloys

4.3.5 Titanium Alloys

4.3.6 Cast Irons and Cast Steels

4.3.7 General Nonferrous Metals and Alloys

4.3.8 Plastics, Laminates, and Composites

4.3.9 Glass and Ceramics

4.4 Residual Stresses and Surface Treatments

4.4.1 Residual Stresses

4.4.2 Surface Treatments


Selected Bibliography

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Carl C. Osgood

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