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Metal Fatigue: Effects of Small Defects and Nonmetallic Inclusions - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128138762, 9780128138779

Metal Fatigue: Effects of Small Defects and Nonmetallic Inclusions

2nd Edition

Author: Yukitaka Murakami
eBook ISBN: 9780128138779
Paperback ISBN: 9780128138762
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th June 2019
Page Count: 758
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Metal fatigue is an essential consideration for engineers and researchers looking at factors that cause metals to fail through stress, corrosion, or other processes. Predicting the influence of small defects and non-metallic inclusions on fatigue with any degree of accuracy is a particularly complex part of this.

Metal Fatigue: Effects of Small Defects and Nonmetallic Inclusions is the most trusted, detailed and comprehensive guide to this subject available. This expanded second edition introduces highly important emerging topics on metal fatigue, pointing the way for further research and innovation. The methodology is based on important and reliable results and may be usefully applied to other fatigue problems not directly treated in this book.

Key Features

  • Demonstrates how to solve a wide range of specialized metal fatigue problems relating to small defects and non-metallic inclusions.
  • Provides a detailed introduction to fatigue mechanisms and stress concentration.
  • This edition is expanded to address even more topics, including low cycle fatigue, quality control of fatigue components, and more.


Engineers, MSc, and PhDs working in mechanical engineering and materials sciences and with a particular interest in metal fatigue and lifetime prediction of components

Table of Contents

1. Mechanism of fatigue in the absence of defects and inclusions
2. Stress concentration
3. Notch effect and size effect
4. Effect of size and geometry of small defects on the fatigue limit
5. Effect of hardness Hv on fatigue limits of materials containing defects, and fatigue limit prediction equations
6. Effects of nonmetallic inclusions on fatigue strength
7. Bearing steels
8. Spring steels
9. Tool steels: effect of carbides
10. Effects of shape and size of artificially introduced alumina particles on 1.5Ni-Cr- Mo (En24) steel
11. Nodular cast iron and powder metal
12. Influence of Si-phase on fatigue properties of aluminium alloys
13. Ti alloys
14. Torsional fatigue
15. The mechanism of fatigue failure in the very high cycle fatigue (VHCF) life regime of N >107 cycles
16. Effect of surface roughness on fatigue strength
17. Martensitic stainless steels
18. Additive manufacturing: effects of defects
19. Fatigue threshold in Mode II and Mode III, ΔKIIth and ΔKIIIth,and small crack problems
20. Contact fatigue
21. Hydrogen embrittlement
22. A new nonmetallic inclusion rating method by the positive use of the hydrogen embrittlement phenomenon
23. What is fatigue damage? A viewpoint from the observation of a low-cycle fatigue process
24. Quality control of mass production components based on defect analysis
Appendix A: Instructions for a New Method of Inclusion Rating and Correlations with the Fatigue Limit
Appendix B: Database of Statistics of Extreme Values of Inclusion Size √areamax
Appendix C: Probability Sheets of Statistics of Extremes


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About the Author

Yukitaka Murakami

Yukitaka Murakami is an Emeritus Professor at Kyushu University. His research interests have involved strength of materials, metal fatigue, fracture mechanics, hydrogen embrittlement, stress analysis and tribology. He has published 13 books and over 400 papers.

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Yukitaka Murakami, Emeritus Professor, Kyushu University, Japan

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