Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials
Chapter 11: Avoidance, Control, and Repair of Fatigue Damage
This chapter is largely a compendium of best practices and procedures for minimizing the effects of fatigue. It explains how to make products more resistant to fatigue by choosing the right materials and manufacturing processes, avoiding geometries and features that concentrate strains, preventing or removing surface damage, and by inducing compressive mean stresses that prolong fatigue life. It also discusses the use of property conditioning and restoration treatments, the benefits of interference fits and processes such as coaxing, the effects of assembly damage and operating overload, the importance of surface cleanliness and finish, and the role of inspection, testing, replacement, and repair in safe-life and fail-safe designs. Examples highlighting the benefits and potential pitfalls of proof loading tests are included as well.
Avoidance, Control, and Repair of Fatigue Damage, Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials, By S.S. Manson, G.R. Halford, ASM International, 2006, p 267–324, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.fdsm.t69870267
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