Fatigue and Fracture
Fatigue Failure in Metals
Fatigue damage in metals is caused by the simultaneous action of cyclic stress, tensile stress, and plastic strain. This article details the fundamental aspects of the stages of the fatigue failure process. These include cyclic plastic deformation prior to fatigue crack initiation, initiation of one or more microcracks, propagation or coalescence of microcracks to form one or more microcracks, and propagation of one or more macrocracks.
Morris E. Fine, Yip-Wah Chung, Fatigue Failure in Metals, Fatigue and Fracture, Vol 19, ASM Handbook, By ASM Handbook Committee, ASM International, 1996, p 63–72, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v19.a0002353
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