Multiscale Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation of Engineering Materials: Structural Integrity and Microstructural Worthiness

Fatigue Crack Growth Behaviour of Small and Large Bodies

  • G. C. Sih
Conference proceedings

Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 152)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. R. Jones, S. Pitt, D. Peng
    Pages 23-45
  3. A. M. Korsunsky, D. Dini, M. J. Walsh
    Pages 47-64
  4. L. Molent, S. Barter, R. Jones
    Pages 65-84
  5. P. M. G. P. Moreira, V. Richter-Trummer, P. M. S. T. de Castro
    Pages 85-111
  6. C. A. Rodopoulos
    Pages 113-131
  7. S. L. Mannan, M. Valsan
    Pages 133-179
  8. Sp. G. Pantelakis, Al Th. Kermanidis
    Pages 345-366
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 367-371

About these proceedings


This book elucidates the correlation of fatigue crack growth data to multiscale cracking, particularly to the understanding of micrographs influenced by mechanical disturbance and thermodynamic variables. Attention is given to the interpretation of test data by fatigue crack growth rate using two empirical parameters in consistence with the fracture control methodology currently used by industry. Micrograph and crack growth rate data are presented for a host of metals used by the aerospace and nuclear industry. Furthermore, these data can be shown to lie on a straight line for the two parameter model that traditionally refers to regions I, II, and III. Results for small and large cracks can thus be connected to provide fatigue life prediction with data from the microscopic scale level such that the interactive effects of loading, geometry and material by mechanical tests are accounted for.


Fatigue cracking Micro-macro interaction alloy crack initiation fatigue miccrostructural effects multiscaling

Editors and affiliations

  • G. C. Sih
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.East China University of ScienceShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Institute of Fracture and Solid MechanicsLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, B.V 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8519-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8520-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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