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Mechanics of Fatigue

1st Edition

By Vladimir V. Bolotin

CRC Press

480 pages

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Mechanics of Fatigue addresses the range of topics concerning damage, fatigue, and fracture of engineering materials and structures. The core of this resource builds upon the synthesis of micro- and macro-mechanics of fracture. In micromechanics, both the modeling of mechanical phenomena on the level of material structure and the continuous approach are based on the use of certain internal field parameters characterizing the dispersed micro-damage. This is referred to as continuum damage mechanics.

The author develops his own theory for macromechanics, called analytical fracture mechanics. This term means the system cracked body - loading or loading device - is considered as a mechanical system and the tools of analytical (rational) mechanics are applied thoroughly to describe crack propagation until the final failure.

Chapter discuss:

  • preliminary information on fatigue and engineering methods for design of machines and structures against failures caused by fatigue

  • fatigue crack nucleation, including microstructural and continuous models

  • theory of fatigue crack propagation

  • fatigue crack growth in linear elastic materials subject to dispersed damage

  • fatigue cracks in elasto-plastic material, including crack growth retardation due to overloading as well as quasistationary approximation

  • fatigue and related phenomena in hereditary solids

  • application of the theory fatigue crack growth considering environmental factors

  • unidirectional fiber composites with ductile matrix and brittle, initially continuous fibers

  • laminate composites

    Mechanics of Fatigue serves students dealing with mechanical aspects of fatigue, conducting research in fracture mechanics, structural safety, mechanics of composites, as well as modern branches of mechanics of solids and structures.

  • Table of Contents


    Fatigue Crack Nucleation and Early Growth

    Mechanics of Fatigue Crack Growth

    Fatigue Crack Growth in Linear Elastic Bodies

    Fatigue Crack Growth in Linear Elastic Bodies (continued)

    Fatigue Cracks in Elasto-Plastic Bodies

    Crack Growth in Hereditary Media

    Environmentally Affected Fatigue and Related Phenomena

    Fracture and Fatigue of Fiber Composites

    Fracture and Fatigue in Laminate Composite Structures



    About the Author/Editor

    Vladimir V. Boliton

    About the Series

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science