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Fatigue and Fracture Estimation for Metallic Components: Some Current Methods and Future Developments

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D. V. Nelson, Sheri D. Sheppard

Mechanical Engineering Dept., Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

J. Mech. Des 117(B), 121-127 (Jun 01, 1995) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2836445 History: Received November 01, 1994; Online January 24, 2008

Abstract

Current approaches widely used in fatigue and fracture evaluations of mechanical components are summarized. Metallic alloys, and fatigue and fracture behavior in the absence of environmental effects such as corrosion or elevated temperatures, are considered. Certain shortcomings in the approaches are then discussed, followed by samples of recent work to improve the capabilities to make fatigue and fracture assessments. Finally, future developments that could further enhance those capabilities are suggested.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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