Chapter 2. Basic Concepts of Metal Fatigue and Fracture in the Engineering Design Process

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Krupp

Published Online: 29 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610686.ch2

Fatigue Crack Propagation in Metals and Alloys: Microstructural Aspects and Modelling Concepts

Fatigue Crack Propagation in Metals and Alloys: Microstructural Aspects and Modelling Concepts

How to Cite

Krupp, U. (2007) Basic Concepts of Metal Fatigue and Fracture in the Engineering Design Process, in Fatigue Crack Propagation in Metals and Alloys: Microstructural Aspects and Modelling Concepts, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610686.ch2

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, FH Osnabrück - University of Applied Sciences, Albrechtstrasse 30, 49076 Osnabrück, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527315376

Online ISBN: 9783527610686

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Keywords:

  • fatigue crack propagation;
  • metal;
  • alloy;
  • metal fatigue;
  • metal fracture;
  • engineering design process;
  • technical fracture mechanics;
  • K concept of LEFM;
  • J integral

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Overview

  • Metal Fatigue, Crack Propagation and Service-Life Prediction: A Brief Introduction

    • Fundamental Terms in Fatigue of Materials

    • Fatigue-Life Prediction: Total-Life and Safe-Life Approach

    • Fatigue-Life Prediction: Damage-Tolerant Approach

    • Methods of Fatigue-Life Prediction at a Glance

  • Basic Concepts of Technical Fracture Mechanics

    • The K Concept of LEFM

    • Crack-Tip Plasticity: Concepts of Plastic-Zone Size

    • Crack-Tip Plasticity: The J Integral