Advanced Methods of Fatigue Assessment

  • Dieter Radaj
  • Michael Vormwald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dieter Radaj
    Pages 101-265
  3. Dieter Radaj
    Pages 267-389
  4. Michael Vormwald
    Pages 391-481
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 483-490

About this book


The book in hand presents advanced methods of brittle fracture and fatigue assessment. The Neuber concept of fictitious notch rounding is enhanced with regard to theory and application. The stress intensity factor concept for cracks is extended to pointed and rounded corner notches as well as to locally elastic-plastic material behaviour. The averaged strain energy density within a circular sector volume around the notch tip is shown to be suitable for strength-assessments. Finally, the various implications of cyclic plasticity on fatigue crack growth are explained with emphasis being laid on the DJ-integral approach.


This book continues the expositions of the authors’ well known reference work in German language ‘Ermüdungsfestigkeit – Grundlagen für Ingenieure’ (Fatigue strength – fundamentals for engineers).


Cyclic Yielding Effective Notch Stresses Neuber Concept Notch Stress Intensity Factor NSIF Strain Energy Density SED

Authors and affiliations

  • Dieter Radaj
    • 1
  • Michael Vormwald
    • 2
  1. 1.StuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30739-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30740-9
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