The report is an examination of current technological posture in materials fatigue, especially that area of fatigue before the formation of a finite or 'technical' crack. A computerized search of the literature was performed by the Defense Documentation Center leading to the establishment of a bibliography which was intensively examined. The various concepts and rules of fatigue damage were critically examined as were their effects on fatigue analysis. The fatigue implications of Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) were also reviewed with the objective of recommending new approaches. Throughout all, a number of specific recommendations for future activity were made and discussed. These are summarized at the conclusion of this report. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Franklin Institute Research Laboratories

    Philadelphia, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Zisfein, M B
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00024763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFOSR-TR-71-1802 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: F44620-68-C-0068
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM