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This article summarizes fatigue phenomena in metallic materials. It discusses fatigue under variable-amplitude (VA) loading, with emphasis on crack growth. The article presents the prediction models of crack initiation and crack growth under VA loading. It concludes with a discussion on the conditions associated with engineering applications of VA loading.

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J. Schijve, Fatigue Crack Growth under Variable-Amplitude Loading, Fatigue and Fracture, Vol 19, ASM Handbook, ASM International, 1996, p 110–133,

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