The similarities between the crack-growth vs stress-intensity range relationship, and the conventional stress vs number of cycles to failure relationship are discussed. The results of published fatigue-crack growth studies are analyzed in terms of broad spectrum fatigue life and limiting conditions. It is concluded that fatigue-crack growth rate is not a simple power function of stress-intensity-factor range as some contend. Furthermore, the scope of fatigue-crack growth studies must be greatly expanded to cover the majority of fatigue failures that occur in service.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Gross, M R
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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  • Accession Number: 00015204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1972 12:00AM