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Abstract

Understanding fatigue crack growth is critical for the safe operation of many structural components. This article reviews the standard fracture mechanics and methods to determine the crack growth rate for a material and loading condition experimentally. It also addresses the two most important aspects of crack-growth modeling: loading environment and crack geometry.

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Andrew H. Rosenberger, 2009. "Modeling Fatigue Crack Growth", Fundamentals of Modeling for Metals Processing, D.U. Furrer, S.L. Semiatin

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