The book examines fracture control problems, the response of materials to fatigue, and how to determine an individually characteristic response. A comparison of methods of fatigue prediction shows the limitations of some accepted methods and the realism and validity of resulting solutions. The development of fracture mechanics as a design procedure, as applied to life prediction problems in constructional alloys, has extended linear elastic fracture mechanics into considerations of elasto-plasticity. This extension has introduced the availability of data with which to treat the low-strength, high-toughness, plane stress situation and a section of the book deals with this procedure as applied to heavy engineering structural applications. (TRRL)

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Osgood, C C
  • Publication Date: 1982

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 606 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00388909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-08-026166-3
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM