Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials
Chapter 10: Mechanism of Fatigue
This chapter focuses on the processes and mechanisms involved in fatigue. It begins with a review of some of the early theories of fatigue and the tools subsequently used to obtain a better understanding of the fatigue process. It then explains how plasticity plays a major role in creating dislocations, breaking up grains into subgrains, and causing microscopic imperfections to coalesce into larger flaws. It also discusses the factors that contribute to the development and propagation of fatigue cracks, including surface deterioration, volumetric and environmental effects, foreign particles, and stresses generated by rolling contact.
Mechanism of Fatigue, Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials, By S.S. Manson, G.R. Halford, ASM International, 2006, p 237–266, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.fdsm.t69870237
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