Covers the implementation and use of engineered advanced metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials and composites, and serves as a companion to volume to STP 1157. 21 peer-reviewed papers cover fatigue crack initiation, crack growth, and fracture toughness of advanced structural materials such as:
Special titanium alloys and steels
Particle-reinforced aluminum alloys
Other topics include:
Effects of crack closure as well as crack bridging on fatigue crack growth
Complex multiaxial cyclic deformation and creep behavior
Effects of thermal fatigue on coatings and their optical properties
Applications of fatigue and fracture properties of high-strength, high-conductivity alloys, useful to the electric power industry.
Nondestructive evaluation of advanced materials that may have manufacturing defects and/or have experienced in-service damage, and the popular acoustic-ultrasonic technique are also discussed.
Cyclic Deformation, Fracture, and Nondestructive Evaluation of Advanced Materials, 2nd Volume