Deformation and Evolution of Life in Crystalline Materials: An Integrated Creep-Fatigue Theory, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Deformation and Evolution of Life in Crystalline Materials

An Integrated Creep-Fatigue Theory, 1st Edition

By Xijia Wu

CRC Press

400 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 240 B/W Illus.

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This book walks you through the fundamental deformation and damage mechanisms. It lends you the key to open the doors into the maze of deformation/fracture phenomena under various loading conditions. Furthermore it provides the solution method to material engineering design and analysis problems, whether you work in the aerospace, automotive or energy industries. The book introduces the integrated creep-fatigue theory (ICFT) that considers holistic damage evolution from surface/subsurface crack nucleation to propagation in coalescence with internally-distributed damage/discontinuities.

Table of Contents

Crystal Structure and Dislocation Kinetics

Deformation Mechanisms

Physics of Material Damage

The Integrated Creep-Fatigue Theory


Low Cycle Fatigue

Thermomechanical Fatigue

High Cycle Fatigue

Microscopic Crack Nucleation and Growth

Macroscopic Crack Growth

Single Crystal Ni-Base Superalloys

Thermal Barrier Coatings

Ceramics Matrix Composites

Component-Level Life Cycle Management

Appendix A—Solving Dislocation Distributions for a ZSK Crack

Appendix B—Solving Dislocation Distributions for a BCS Crack


About the Author

Dr. Xijia Wu obtained his bachelor degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1982, and his Master degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1985. He obtained his PhD from University of Ottawa in 1992. Since then, he worked at the National Research Council Canada, now as a Senior Research Officer.His research focuses on the mechanical strength and behaviors and life prediction of aerospace materials, especially gas turbine

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General