2nd ed. 2009, XXI, 623 p. With online files/update.
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This book is primarily a textbook written for people working on fatigue problems of engineering structures and materials associated with design, predictions, load spectra and experimental verifications. Many different fields of interest are involved, as the block diagram on the front cover indicates. It is of great importance that all these aspects are well recognized and understood. The author explains the various topics in a number of chapters. Understanding of the fatigue phenomena covering both crack initiation and crack growth is emphasized in view of possible influences of design variables, material selection, production technology and load spectra on the fatigue performance of a structure. Prediction methods for fatigue lives and fatigue crack growth are discussed as well as verification by experiments. Load spectra analysis and statistical aspects are also addressed. The first edition of this book was well received and has been used extensively in various courses taught to staff members and students of universities and other technical colleges as well as in industries and at research institutes. Therefore it was considered time for a second edition. In general, the format of the first edition of the book has been maintained, but the whole text has been carefully revised.
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction to Fatigue of Structures and Materials;
Part 1: Fatigue under Contstant-Amplitude Loading; 2. Fatigue as a phenomenon in the material; 3. Stress concentrations at notches; 4. Residual stress; 5. Stress intensity factors of cracks; 6. Fatigue properties of materials; 7. The fatigue strength of notched specimens; 8. Fatigue crack growth. Analysis and predictions; Part 2: Load spectra and fatigue under variable-amplitude loading; 9. Load spectra; 10. Fatigue under variable-amplitude loading; 11. Fatigue crack growth under variable-amplitude loading; Part 3: Fatigue tests and scatter12. Fatigue and scatter; 13. Fatigue tests; Part 4: Special fatigue conditions; 14. Surface treatments; 15. Fretting corrosion; 16. Corrosion fatigue; 17. High-temperature and low-temperature fatigue; Part 5: Fatigue of joints and structures; 18. Fatigue of joints; 19. Fatigue of welded joints; 20. Designing against fatigue of structures; Part 6: Fatigue Resistance of Fiber-Metal Laminates; 21 Fatigue resistance of the fiber-metal laminates. Suject index.
Contents of CD added to the book:
I Exercises and Summaries
I.3 Summaries of chapters
I.4 Plotting paper
II Case Histories
II.2 Fatigue fracture of all spokes of the front wheel of a heavy motorcycle
II.3 Blade spring failures
II.4 Landing gear case
II.5 Blade failure of a small helicopter
II.6 Expansion coupling failure
II.7 The lamp-post case
II.8 The Comet case
II.9 Lug connections
III Special Topics
III.1 Designing against fatigue
III.1.2 How to obtain $K_t$-values?
III.1.3 Reduction of a stress level and its effect on fatigue life
III.2 Fatigue tests, why and how?
III.2.2 Fatigue tests for which purpose?
III.2.3 Fatigue tests, how to be carried out?
IV Research on Fatigue Problems in the Future
IV.2 Fatigue crack growth mechanisms
IV.2.1 Crack initiation fatigue life and microcrack growth
IV.2.2 Macrocrack growth
IV.3 The significance of fractographic studies
IV.4 Prediction of fatigue crack growth under VA loading
IV.5 Fracture mechanics predictions and marker loads
IV.6 Load measurements in service
IV.7 Research programs
Fatigue of structures and materials in the 20th century and the
state of the art