Handbook of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Metallic Structures

1st Edition

Editors: A. Carpinteri
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444816450
eBook ISBN: 9780444600325
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 24th November 1994
Page Count: 834
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The purpose of this Handbook is to provide a review of the knowledge and experiences in the field of fatigue fracture mechanics. It is well-known that engineering structures can fail due to cyclic loading. For instance, a cyclically time-varying loading reduces the structure strength and can provoke a fatigue failure consisting of three stages: (a) crack initiation (b) crack propagation and (c) catastrophic failure. Since last century many scientists have tried to understand the reasons for the above-mentioned failures and how to prevent them. This Handbook contains valuable contributions from leading experts within the international scientific community and covers many of the important problems associated with the fatigue phenomena in civil, mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Table of Contents

Volume 1. Introductory Section. Failure criteria for anisotropic bodies (P.S. Theocaris). Introduction to fracture mechanics of fatigue (H. Kitagawa). Numerical methods for fracture parameters calculation (G.J. Tsamasphyros). Fracture parameters using boundary/finite element alternating methods (R. Mu, D.V. Reddy). Fatigue Behaviour of Metallic Materials. Fatigue of steels for concrete reinforcement and cables (M. Elices et al.). Fatigue crack growth and crack shielding in a Fe-C-Cu sintered steel (Y.-W. Mai et al.). Fatigue and fracture properties of aerospace aluminium alloys (R.J.H. Wanhill). Fatigue crack propagation in titanium alloys (J.K. Gregory). Fatigue crack propagation in advanced structural materials (Z.-G. Wang, M.-G. Yan). Theoretical Models and Numerical Methods. Mechanical model for fatigue crack propagation in metals (X.-L. Zheng). Application of the three-dimensional boundary element method to quasi-static and fatigue crack propagation (M.H. Aliabadi, Y. Mi). Boundary element method for fatigue crack growth in isotropic linear elastic materials (W.S. Blackburn, W.S. Hall). Method of damage mechanics for prediction of structure member fatigue lives (X. Zhang et al.). Stochastic fatigue crack propagation (J.H. Yoon, Y.S. Yang). A fracture mechanics approach to the optimum design of cracked structures under cyclic loading (Z. Knésl). Fundamental Aspects of Fatigue Crack Propagation Phenomenon. Stable and unstable fatigue crack propagation in metals (V.T. Troshchenko). Fatigue crack growth from stress concentrations and fatigue life prediction in notched components (C.S. Shin). Propagation of surface cracks under cyclic loading (A. Carpinteri). Behaviour of semi-elliptical cracks in finite plates subjected to cyclic bending (T. Boukharouba et al.). Growth behavior of small fatigue cracks and relating problems (H. Nisitani <EM


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About the Editor

A. Carpinteri

Affiliations and Expertise

Università degli Studi di Parma, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Viale delle Scienze, Parma, Italy