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ASM Handbook

Materials Selection and Design

Edited by
George E. Dieter
George E. Dieter
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ASM International
Volume
20
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-194-8
Publication date:
1997
Book Chapter

Design for Fatigue Resistance

By
Erhard Krempl
Erhard Krempl
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Published:
1997
Page range:
516 - 532

Abstract

The design of components against fatigue failure may involve several considerations of irregular loading, variable temperature, and environment. This article focuses on design considerations against fatigue related to material performance under mechanical loading at constant temperature. It reviews the traditional methods of fatigue design on smooth and notched components. The fatigue process consists of a crack initiation phase and a crack propagation phase. The article discusses high-cycle fatigue in terms of fatigue strength and tensile strength, mean stress effects, stress concentration, and multiaxial fatigue. It describes low-cycle fatigue in terms of deformation behavior and concludes with a discussion on lifetime analysis based on a strain approach.

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Erhard Krempl, 1997. "Design for Fatigue Resistance", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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