The Energy Based Approach to Fatigue
This paper presents the energy based approaches developed to describe different aspects of fatigue. Different topics covered include fatigue crack initiation, crack initiation at a notch, multiaxial fatigue and fatigue crack propagation. Specific examples treated include, crack initiation at a notch, cracking at solder joint in electronic application, fatigue life estimation in a synthetic rubber and fatigue crack propagation in a metallic material.
Graham Clark and Chun H. Wang
N. Ranganathan "The Energy Based Approach to Fatigue", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 891-892, pp. 821-826, 2014