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.
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
Vladimir V. Boliton