The latest information on methods for predicting and understanding fatigue failures in materials and structures.
17 peer-reviewed papers cover:
metal matrix composite complexities;
analysis methods for multiple failure mechanisms;
cyclic and creep loading experimental approaches;
thermo-mechanical fatigue in polymer matrix composites;
non-destructive methods for detecting damage;
crack initiation and growth prediction techniques;
microstructural effects on fatigue cracking behavior;
and design method development and application for dealing with fatigue in components and structures.
Invaluable for design engineers, researchers, materials engineers,and metallurgists.