New Aspects of Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C INST FOR THE STUDY OF FATIGUE FRACTURE AND STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY
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The significance of the results of Scanning Electron Microscope studies of the microstructural deformation and damage processes in different types of metals for the formulation of an engineering approach to the problem of fatigue and of its relation to fracture mechanics is discussed. The futility of attempts to develop a unique model of fatigue based either on physical theories of lattice defects or on mechanical theories of plastic strain accumulation is demonstrated, and the usefulness of fracture-mechanics concept applied to microcrack development and combined with probabilistic considerations based on order statistics is illustrated.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys