Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials
Chapter 1: Introduction
This chapter gives a brief overview of the role of fatigue in component failures. It presents examples of fatigue failures along with statistics on the causes and costs of fatigue damage in various industries. It also includes a chapter-by-chapter summary of the content in the book, noting that the book deals primarily with fatigue at temperatures below the creep range with high-temperature fatigue being treated in a companion publication.