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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

Edited by
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Fatigue Crack Growth Data Analysis[1]

By
Alan P. Berens
Alan P. Berens
University of Dayton Research Institute
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Published:
2000
Page range:
1 - 6
Publication history
May 20, 2015

Abstract

Fatigue crack growth rate testing and data analysis are performed to characterize the crack propagation resistance of material environment combinations in order to predict crack growth life under anticipated stress histories. This article presents analyses performed on the numerical output of crack growth rate tests, including the analysis framework for modeling fatigue crack growth rate data. It describes the numerical methods for calculating da/dN as a function of stress intensity factor. The article discusses the principles in fatigue crack growth damage analysis.

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Alan P. Berens, 2000. "Fatigue Crack Growth Data Analysis", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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