The design of mechanical structures with predictable and improved durability cannot be achieved without a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of fatigue damage and more specifically the relationships between the microstructure of materials and their fatigue properties.
Written by leading researchers in the field, this book, along with the complementary books Fatigue of Materials and Structures: Fundamentals and Application to Design and Damage (both also edited by Claude Bathias and André Pineau), provides an authoritative, comprehensive and unified treatment of the mechanics and micromechanisms of fatigue in metals, polymers and composites. Each chapter is devoted to one of the major classes of materials or to different types of fatigue damage, thereby providing overall coverage of the field.
This book deals with fatigue and high temperature, notch effect, polymers and elastomers, probabilistic aspects, and prediction of crack growth, and will be an important and much used reference for students, practicing engineers and researchers studying fracture and fatigue in numerous areas of materials science and engineering, mechanical, nuclear and aerospace engineering.
Foreword, Stephen D. Antolovich.
1. High Temperature Fatigue, Stephen D. Antolovich and André Pineau.
2. Analysis of Elasto-plastic Strains and Stresses Near Notches Subjected to Monotonic and Cyclic Multiaxial Loading Paths, Gregory Glinka.
3. Fatigue of Composite Materials, Claude Bathias.
4. Fatigue of Polymers and Elastomers, Claude Bathias.
5. Probabilistic Design of Structures Submitted to Fatigue, Bruno Sudret.
6. Prediction of Fatigue Crack Growth within Structures, Jean Lemaitre.
Claude Bathias is Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris 10-La Defense. He started his career as a research engineer in the aerospace and military industry where he remained for 20 years before becoming director of the CNRS laboratory ERA 914 at the University of Compiègne. He has launched two international conferences about fatigue: International Conference on the Fatigue of Composite Materials (ICFC) and Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF).
André Pineau is Professor at Mines ParisTech and a member of the French Academy of Engineering. He has published about 300 papers in international journals and edited or co-edited 10 books. His main research fields are phase transformations, fatigue and fracture of metallic materials.