Fatigue and Corrosion in Metals

Authors: Milella, Pietro Paolo

  • Fatigue is treated from conventional (stress/strain-life) and fracture mechanics point of view (the bases of fracture mechanics are very well illustrated)
  • Stress corrosion and corrosion-fatigue are treated both from electrochemical (very understandable by mechanical engineers) and fracture mechanics stand point in a manner useful for design
  • The reader goes hand by hand troughout the book as in a novel
  • All subject matters are treated also from a phenomenological point of view, which helps understanding
  • There are many examples (generally each chapter has its exercises)
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About this Textbook

This textbook, suitable for students, researchers and engineers, gathers the experience of more than 20 years of teaching fracture mechanics, fatigue and corrosion to professional engineers and running experimental tests and verifications to solve practical problems in engineering applications. As such, it is a comprehensive blend of fundamental knowledge and technical tools to address the issues of fatigue and corrosion. The book initiates with a systematic description of fatigue from a phenomenological point of view, since the early signs of submicroscopic damage in few surface grains and continues describing, step by step, how these precursors develop to become mechanically small cracks and, eventually, macrocracks whose growth is governed by fracture mechanics. But fracture mechanics is also introduced to analyze stress corrosion and corrosion assisted fatigue in a rather advanced fashion. The author dedicates a particular attention to corrosion starting with an electrochemical treatment that mechanical engineers with a rather limited knowledge of electrochemistry will well digest without any pain. The electrochemical introduction is considered an essential requirement to the full understanding of corrosion that is essentially an electrochemical process. All stress corrosion aspects are treated, from the generalized film rupture-anodic dissolution process that is the base of any corrosion mechanism to the aggression occurring in either mechanically or thermally sensitized alloys up to the universe of hydrogen embrittlement, which is described in all its possible modes of appearance. Multiaxial fatigue and out-of-phase loading conditions are treated in a rather comprehensive manner together with damage progression and accumulation that are not linear processes. Load spectra are analyzed also in the frequency domain using the Fourier transform in a rather elegant fashion full of applications that are generally not considered at all in fatigue textbooks, yet they deserve a special place and attention. The issue of fatigue cannot be treated without a probabilistic approach unless the designer accepts the shame of one-out-of-two pieces failure. The reader is fully introduced to the most promising and advanced analytical tools that do not require a normal or lognormal distribution of the experimental data, which is the most common case in fatigue. But the probabilistic approach is also used to introduce the fundamental issue of process volume that is the base of any engineering application of fatigue, from the probability of failure to the notch effect, from the metallurgical variability and size effect to the load type effect. Fractography plays a fundamental role in the post mortem analysis of fatigue and corrosion failures since it can unveil the mystery encrypted in any failure.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Nature and Phenomenology of Fatigue

    Milella, Pietro Paolo

    Pages 1-72

  • Morphological Aspects of Fatigue Crack Formation and Growth

    Milella, Pietro Paolo

    Pages 73-108

  • Factors That Affect S-N Fatigue Curves

    Milella, Pietro Paolo

    Pages 109-191

  • Data Scatter and Statistical Considerations

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    Pages 193-243

  • Stress-Based Fatigue Analysis High Cycle Fatigue

    Milella, Pietro Paolo

    Pages 245-308

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-2336-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-2335-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fatigue and Corrosion in Metals
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2336-9
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2336-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2335-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 844
Number of Illustrations and Tables
763 b/w illustrations
Topics