Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials
Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials serves as a reference, textbook, and guide for engineers who design or maintain equipment subject to fatigue damage and failure. Using images, diagrams, and equations, it explains how cyclic loading affects the composition, structure, and properties of metals and the lifetime and performance of machine components. It describes the fundamentals of fatigue analysis, the role of dislocations, the concept of mean stress, the complexity of multiaxial loading, and the impact of cumulative fatigue damage. It discusses the influence of notches and cracks on shaft failures, the effects of fatigue on nonmetals, the characteristics of fatigue mechanisms, and the use of fatigue life equations and approximating techniques. It also defines important terms and concepts, includes relevant background information, and provides guidelines and best practices on part sizing, materials selection and processing routes, fabrication methods, surface preparation, the introduction of favorable residual stresses, material restoration and healing, and permissible crack growth. For information on the print version, ISBN 978-0-87170-825-0, follow this link.
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