Fatigue and Fracture Reliability Engineering

  • J.J. Xiong
  • R.A. Shenoi

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. J. J. Xiong, R. A. Shenoi
    Pages 1-26
  3. J. J. Xiong, R. A. Shenoi
    Pages 27-61
  4. J. J. Xiong, R. A. Shenoi
    Pages 105-133
  5. J. J. Xiong, R. A. Shenoi
    Pages 135-156
  6. J. J. Xiong, R. A. Shenoi
    Pages 191-214

About this book


Fatigue and Fracture Reliability Engineering is an attempt to present an integrated and unified approach to reliability determination of fatigue and fracture behaviour, incorporating probability, statistics and other related areas.

A series of original and practical approaches, are suggested in Fatigue and Fracture Reliability Engineering, including new techniques in determining fatigue and fracture performances. It also carries out an investigation into static and fatigue properties, and into the failure mechanisms of unnotched and notched CFR composite laminates with different lay-ups to optimize the stacking sequence effect. Further benefits include:

  • a novel convergence-divergence counting procedure to extract all load cycles from a load history of divergence-convergence waves;
  • practical scatter factor formulae to determine the safe fatigue crack initiation and propagation lives from the results of a single full-scale test of a complete structure; and
  • a nonlinear differential kinetic model for describing the dynamical behaviour of an atom at a fatigue crack tip.

Fatigue and Fracture Reliability Engineering is intended for practising engineers in marine, civil construction, aerospace, offshore, automotive and chemical industries. It is also useful reading for researchers on doctoral programmes, and is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in any mechanically-oriented engineering discipline.


CP6917 Fatigue Reliability Fatigue Reliability Analysis Fracture Reliability Reliability Design Reliability Engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • J.J. Xiong
    • 1
  • R.A. Shenoi
    • 2
  1. 1., Aircraft DepartmentBeihang UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2., School of Engineering SciencesUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-217-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-218-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
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