STP 1360 provides advanced state-of-the-art techniques for predicting fracture and fatigue, as well as applications and engineering problem solving in a number of key industries. Over 30 comprehensive, peer-reviewed papers from the world's leading experts address topics in fracture mechanics, fatigue, and applications.
Areas of fracture mechanics covered include:
Effects of geometry
Specimen size on fracture behavior
Toughness in the transition region
Loading effects on fracture
Innovative crack solutions
Analysis techniques in analytical fracture mechanics
Areas of fatigue include:
Effects of crack closure, stress ratio, residual stress and loading on fatigue
Novel test methods and data analysis
Predicting and measuring fatigue performance
Fracture mechanics applications
Finite element modeling of cracks and crack growth
This is a critical resource for mechanical, materials, and structural engineers involved with structural parts design and analysis; regulatory and investigative organizations and national laboratories.