Fatigue Failure and Fracture Mechanics
The subjects covered by this special collection include the fatigue life of elements of structures, research on low- and high-cycle fatigue, fatigue under conditions of complex states of stress and strain, analysis of fatigue loads, design taking fatigue into consideration, analysis of random fatigue loads, experimental methods in the mechanics of cracking, application of fracture mechanics to engineering issues, the impact of structural, technological and functional factors upon the fatigue of elements of structures, research methods and equipment. This coverage makes the work a veritable handbook guide to the subject matter.
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Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: The conference has been held every second year since 1971. This year's sitting produced 34 papers on predicting fatigue life, fatigue properties of materials, the fatigue of welded structures, temperature and thermo-mechanical fatigue, multi-axial fatigue, and fatigue crack growth. Among the topics are the fictitious radius as a tool for estimating the fatigue life of notched elements, determining the initial stiffness modulus for trabecular bone under stepwise load, the impact of laser welding speed on the mechanical properties of joints in multilayer pipes, estimating the fatigue life of materials with out-of-parallel fatigue characteristics under block loading, and a dual-camera experimental system for testing subsurface cracks.