Recent Trends in Fatigue Design

Ricardo Branco (Editor)
Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, ISEC, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Coimbra, Portugal

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications




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Fatigue is progressive and localised structural damage that occurs when materials are subjected to cyclic loading. Therefore, in order to produce durable products against fatigue and to prevent catastrophic failures it is essential to develop feasible fatigue design methods as well as understand the fatigue phenomenon and its micro-mechanisms.

This book covers leading-edge research on fundamental areas of fatigue. The topics addressed include reliability-based design techniques, fatigue life prediction approaches, damage-tolerant design for thermo-mechanical fatigue, fatigue crack growth rate models, fatigue behaviour of short cracks, and microstructure and geometric effects. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Reliability-Based Design Optimization Approach Applied to Fatigue Crack Growth (pp. 1-30)
Edson Denner Leonel (University of São Paulo, School of Engineering of São Carlos, Department of Structural Engineering, Brazil)

Chapter 2 - Use of Modern Numerical Methods for Fatigue Life Predictions (pp. 31-74)
Aleksandar Grbović and Boško Rašuo (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Department, Serbia)

Chapter 3 - Certain Aspects of Notch Fatigue (pp. 75-92)
N. Ranganathan and R. Leroy (Laboratoire de Mécanique et Rhéologie, Université de Tours, Tours, France)

Chapter 4 - Physical Damage Tolerant Design Approach for Elasto-Viscoplastic Cast Alloys Undergoing Thermomechanical Fatigue Loading (Application for Automotive Al-Si Cast Alloys Components) (pp. 93-126)
Elias Merhy (PSA Peugeot Citroën B.P. VV1415, Cedex, France)

Chapter 5 - Recent Development of Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Models (pp. 127-160)
Fang Wang and Weicheng Cui (Hadal Science and Technology Research Center, Shanghai Ocean University, China)

Chapter 6 - Short Fatigue Crack Behavior in Duplex Stainless Steels (pp. 161-196)
M. C. Marinelli and S. A. N. Hereñú (Instituto de Física Rosario – Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina)

Chapter 7 - The Role of Microstructure on Fatigue Crack Propagation (pp. 197-234)
Anghel Cernescu (Department of Applied Mechanics, Aalto University of Finland, Finland and others)

Chapter 8 - Strain Energy Release Rate and Tearing Modulus in Structural Materials with Varied Crack Geometry (pp. 235-248)
K. V. Arun, K. K. Jadhav and Virupaxi Bagodi (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Haveri, Karnataka, and Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi, India)


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