Random Fatigue : From Data to Theory
A book aimed at researchers, practitioners, and educators in civil, mechanical, aeronautical, and space engineering. For many years, fatigue has been a significant and difficult problem for engineers, especially for those who design structures such as aircraft, bridges, pressure vessels, and cranes. Fatigue of engineering materials is commonly regarded as an important deterioration process and a principal mode of failure for various structural and mechanical systems. The objective of this book is to present a unified approach to stochastic modelling of the fatigue phenomenon, especially the fatigue crack growth process. The main approaches to construction of these stochastic models are presented in an attempt to show their methodological consistency and potential usefulness in engineering practice. The analyses contained in this monograph should also inspire the development of new approaches for designing and performing fatigue experiments.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 165 x 241 x 18mm | 554g
- 30 Apr 1992
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Fatigue of engineering materials - empirical background; stochastic approach to fatigue - mathematical prerequisites; random fatigue loads - statistical characteristics; random fatigue - evolutionary probabilistic models; random fatigue crack growth - cumulative jump models; random fatigue crack growth - differential equation models, comparison and applications.