The Development of Fatigue Cracks in Metals

The Development of Fatigue Cracks in Metals

Dariusz Rozumek

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Abstract. The work presents the development of fatigue cracks in metals (review article). In particular, the reasons for the growth of fatigue cracks, models of the development of cracks, cracks initiation and propagation for various modes as well as effects of the cracks growth were presented. Fatigue of materials, especially the formation of fatigue cracks and their growth, belong to the important problems of solid mechanics. Designers and constructors of machines and industrial devices are focusing their attention on problems concerning durability and reliability of these devices. Therefore, the engineering materials that are used to construct devices should have the best properties, because choosing the right material affects, to a large extent, the durability of construction.

Fatigue Crack Growth, Microstructure, Load, Mixed Mode

Published online 5/25/2019, 7 pages
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Citation: Dariusz Rozumek, The Development of Fatigue Cracks in Metals, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 12, pp 124-130, 2019


The article was published as article 18 of the book Experimental Mechanics of Solids

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