Solid Mechanics and Its Applications

Multiscale Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation of Engineering Materials: Structural Integrity and Microstructural Worthiness

Fatigue Crack Growth Behaviour of Small and Large Bodies

Editors: Sih, George C. (Ed.)

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  • Examines transition of micro-fatigue crack growth to the macro scale
  • Covers multiscale data representation by two-parameter fatigue crack growth relation
  • Identifies microstructural cracking details with crack growth rates
  • Details effects of micro-specimen damage in contrast to macro-size specimens
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This book elucidates the correlation of fatigue crack growth data to multiscale cracking, particularly to the understanding of micrographs influenced by mechanical disturbance and thermodynamic variables. Attention is given to the interpretation of test data by fatigue crack growth rate using two empirical parameters in consistence with the fracture control methodology currently used by industry. Micrograph and crack growth rate data are presented for a host of metals used by the aerospace and nuclear industry. Furthermore, these data can be shown to lie on a straight line for the two parameter model that traditionally refers to regions I, II, and III. Results for small and large cracks can thus be connected to provide fatigue life prediction with data from the microscopic scale level such that the interactive effects of loading, geometry and material by mechanical tests are accounted for.

About the authors

Dr. George C. M. Sih
Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering
East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
Visiting Professor of Institute of Mechanics
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
and
Emeritus Professor of Mechanics and Director of the
Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics
Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA 18015, USA


Dr Sih is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. He is also a Visiting Professor of the Institute of Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. He served as Director of the Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics at Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA. USA. Dr Sih received his B. S. at the University of Portland, Oregon, 1953; his M. S. at New York University, 1958; and his Ph.D. at Lehigh University, 1960, all of which are in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Sih served as Visiting Professor in USA, Europe and Asia. Among the universities are:
. Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California,
USA
0 Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA
. Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Dr. Sih has also served as Consultants and Principle Investigators to the following companies and US government agencies:

Administration
In his earlier research works, Dr. Sih was involved with the development of high performance and design of materials by making use of the discipline of "Fracture Mechanics". He specializes in computer simulation of the mechanical behavior of structures and the aerodynamic stability of solids moving through fluid media. This includes the transonic-fiutter of airfoils; high speed projectile/target penetration; non-destructive testing methods, etc. His more recent activities are concerned with the theories of nonequilibrium thermomechanics applied to scaling of size, time and temperature effects for nanomaterials. His more recent interest has been involved with
the aging of polymeric (and metallic) materials where chemical reactions would alter the structural arrangements of the molecules owing to specimen size, time and temperature effects. Much of his recent publications have been associated with "mesomechanics" in an attempt to understand how hetero-structures due to imperfections at the nano- and meso-scale would affect material behavior at the macroscopic scale.
Dr. Sih has organized more than 30 international conferences, published 8 books and more than 380 technical papers. He has memberships to many professional societies in addition to being the recipient of awards from technical societies.

Recent publications:
[1] G.C. Sih , Implication of scaling hierarchy associated with nonequilibrium:
field and particulate. Prospects ofmesomechanics in the 2Pt century, G.C. Sih and V.E. Panin, eds.. Special issue ofJ. ofTheoretical andApplied Fracture Mechanics, 37,(2002)
335-369.
[2] G.C. Sih, B. Liu (2002), Mesofracture mechanics: a necessary link, Prospects of mesomechanics in the 2ft century, G.C. Sih and V.E. Panin, eds., Special issue of of Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 37, (2002) 37 1-395.
[3] G.C. Sih, A field model interpretation ofcrack initiation and growth behavior in ferrelectric ceramics: change of poling direction and boundary condition, J. of Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 38(1) (2002) 1-14.
[4] G. C. Sih and E.P. Chen, Dilatational and distortional behavior of cracks in magnetoelectroelastic materials J. of Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 39(3),
(2003) 1-21.
[5] G. C. Sih and S. T. Tu, Why, where and when it becomes necessary to consider chemical reaction effect in mechanics, in: G. C. Sih, S. T. Tu and Z. D. Wang, Fracture Mechanics and Applications: Structural Integrity and Aging, East China Univer. Sci. and Tech., Press (2003) 1-19
[6J G. C. Sih, Crack surface displacement trespassing the Rayleigh wave speed barrier as influenced by velocity and applied stress dependent local zone of restrain, J. of Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 41, (2004) 185-231..
[7] G. C. Sih, Survive with the time o’clock of nature, G. C. Sih and LNobile, eds., Tipografia Moderna, Bologna, Italy (2004) 1-17.
[8] G. C. Sih, Mathematics needed for the development of mesomechanics:
complications associated with singularity, dimensionality and inhomogeneity, G.
C. Sih and C. P. Spyropoulos, eds., Eptalefos SA, Athens, Greece (2004) 1-22.
[9] G. C. Sih and X. S. Tang, Singularity representation of multiscale damage due to inhomogeneity with mesomechanics consideration, G. C. Sih, T. Kermanidis and Sp. Pantelakis, eds., Sarantidis Publications, Patras, Greece (2004) 1-15.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Application of Virtual Testing for Obtaining Fracture Allowable of Aerospace and Aircraft Materials

    Farahmand, B.

    Pages 1-22

  • An Equivalent Block Approach to Crack Growth

    Jones, R. (et al.)

    Pages 23-45

  • Prediction of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates in Ti-6Al-4V Alloy

    Korsunsky, A. M. (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

  • Some Practical Implications of Exponential Crack Growth

    Molent, L. (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

  • Fatigue Behaviour of FS, LB and MIG Welds of AA6061-T6 and AA6082-T6

    Moreira, P. M. G. P. (et al.)

    Pages 85-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiscale Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation of Engineering Materials: Structural Integrity and Microstructural Worthiness
Book Subtitle
Fatigue Crack Growth Behaviour of Small and Large Bodies
Editors
  • George C. Sih
Series Title
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
152
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8520-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8520-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8519-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7899-5
Series ISSN
0925-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 380
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