This revised and updated second edition of a highly successful book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and unified treatment of the mechanics and micromechanisms of fatigue in metals, nonmetals and composites. The author, a leading researcher in the field, discusses the principles of cyclic deformation, crack initiation and crack growth by fatigue, covering both microscopic and continuum aspects. The book begins with discussions of cyclic deformation and fatigue crack initiation in monocrystalline and polycrystalline ductile alloys as well as in brittle and semi-/non-crystalline solids. Total life and damage-tolerant approaches are then introduced in metals, nonmetals and composites. This will be an important reference for anyone studying fracture and fatigue in materials science and engineering, mechanical, civil, nuclear and aerospace engineering, and biomechanics.
S. Suresh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Cambridge University Press
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2nd Revised edition
28 December 1998
Professional and scholarly
Preface; 1. Introduction and overview; Part I. Cyclic Deformation and Fatigue Crack Initiation: 2. Cyclic deformation in ductile single crystals; 3. Cyclic deformation in polycrystalline ductile solids; 4. Fatigue crack initiation in ductile solids; 5. Cyclic deformation and crack initiation in brittle solids; 6. Cyclic deformation and crack initiation in noncrystalline solids; Part II. Total-Life Approaches: 7. Stress-life approach; 8. Strain-life approach; Part III. Damage-Tolerant Approach: 9. Fracture mechanics and its implications for fatigue; 10. Fatigue crack growth in ductile solids; 11. Fatigue crack growth in brittle solids; 12. Fatigue crack growth in noncrystalline solids; Part IV. Advanced Topics: 13. Contact fatigue: sliding, rolling and fretting; 14. Retardation and transients in fatigue crack growth; 15. Small fatigue cracks; 16. Environmental interactions: corrosion-fatigue and creep-fatigue; Appendix; References; Indexes.
Reviews for Fatigue of Materials
'... the second edition is even better, as it has been expanded with coverage of new topics, and includes worked examples, case studies of fatigue failures and applications in life prediction, as well as sample problems at the end of sections ... an excellent textbook for practising engineers ... This is a highly recommended book which would now be a useful introductory reference across the whole spectrum of researchers and engineers working on fatigue problems and life prediction.' Neil James, International Journal of Fatigue 'The phenomenon of fatigue plagues materials of every kind in a host of applications, and Professor Suresh's treatise is similarly wide ranging.' Contemporary Physics