Fatigue Crack Growth : Mechanics, Behavior & Prediction Hardback
Edited by Alphonse F. Lignelli
Fatigue is one of the primary reasons for the failure of structural components.
The life of a fatigue crack has two parts, initiation and propagation.
Dislocations play a major role in the fatigue crack initiation phase.
It has been observed in laboratory testing that after a large number of loading cycles dislocations pile up and form structures called persistent slip bands (PSB).
Fatigue crack growth is a crucial subject in the aircraft, railroad and other transportation industries as well as in the biomedical industry.
This book presents the latest research in the field.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 264 pages, tables & charts
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 15/12/2009
- Category: Stress & fracture
- ISBN: 9781606924761