Fracture Mechanics and Corrosion Fatigue
CONNECTICUT UNIV STORRS DEPT OF METALLURGY
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The development and current state-of-the art in fracture mechanics in relation to studies of environment-enhanced fatigue-crack growth corrosion fatigue and fatigue-crack growth per se are reviewed. Patterns of response of materials to different loading and environmental conditions are considered in terms of the probable mechanisms for environmental embrittlement. The usefulness of the fracture mechanics approach in developing understanding of the mechanisms for fatigue fracture and the engineering utility of this approach are discussed. Areas for additional research are also indicated.
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