Cyclic Fatigue

  • Nikhilesh Chawla
  • Krishan K. Chawla


Fatigue is the phenomenon of mechanical property degradation under cyclic loading. The cyclic loads may be mechanical, thermal, or a combination of the two. Many high-volume applications of composite materials involve cyclic-loading situations, e.g., automobile components and aircraft structures. Below we provide a brief description of the two main approaches that have been used to quantify fatigue behavior of materials. For a more complete description, the reader may consult the texts by Meyers and Chawla (2009) and Suresh (1998).


Fatigue Crack Fatigue Life Fatigue Strength Crack Growth Rate Fatigue Crack Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikhilesh Chawla
    • 1
  • Krishan K. Chawla
    • 2
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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