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Fatigue of Materials and Structures


Edited by Claude Bathias, CNAM, France Andre Pineau, ENSMP, France

ISBN: 9781848210516

Publication Date: June 2010   Hardback   528 pp.

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The design of mechanical structures with predictable and improved durability cannot be achieved without a deep understanding 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 Fatigue of Materials and Structures: Application to Damage and Design (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 and/or to different types of fatigue damage.
This book deals with crack initiation, crack growth, low-cycle fatigue, gigacycle fatigue, shorts cracks, fatigue micromechanisms and the local approach to fatigue damage, corrosion fatigue, environmental effects and variable amplitude loadings; and is an important reference for students, practicing engineers and researchers studying fracture and fatigue in materials science and engineering, mechanical, nuclear and aerospace engineering.


1. Introduction to Fatigue: Fundamentals and Methodology, André Pineau and Claude Bathias.
2. Modeling of Fatigue Strength and Endurance Curve, Henri-Paul Lieurade.
3. Fatigue Crack Initiation, Paul Rabbe and Louis Anquez.
4. Low-cycle Fatigue, André Pineau.
5. Gigacycle Fatigue, Claude Bathias.
6. Fatigue Crack Growth Laws, Jacques Masounave, Jean-Paul Baïlon and John-Ivan Dickson.
7. Short Crack Propagation, Yves Verreman.
8. Plastic Deformation Mechanisms at the Crack Tip, Claude Bathias.
9. Local Approach to Fatigue Crack Growth, Sylvie Pommier.
10. Corrosion Fatigue, Régis Pelloux and Jean-Marc Genkin.
11. Effect of Environment, Jean Petit and Christine Sarrazin-Baudoux.
12. Fatigue under Variable Amplitude Loadings, Thierry Palin-Luc.

About the Authors

Claude Bathias is Emeritus Professor at the University 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 Compiegne. 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.


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