The paper concentrates on two examples drawn from railway engineering and examines the contribution which improved knowledge of crack propagation could make to design methods and to safety. In the first example the potential advantages of a crack-propagation model for fatigue of welds under variable-amplitude loading is discussed; in the second the importance of crack-propagation information to safety standards for axles is explained. Current inability to deal with small cracks is a major handicap.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Special Issue on Fatigue, Paper presented at Fatigue 1977 Conference Univ. of Cambridge, England, March 28-30, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metals Society

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  • Authors:
    • McLester, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 303-307
  • Serial:
    • Metal Science
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 8-9
    • Publisher: Metals Society
    • ISSN: 4E

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM