Fatigue of Materials and Structures. Phenomenon and Modeling

  • Sergei V. Petinov
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 251)


Presented briefly the history of fatigue studies. Phenomenon, mechanisms, methodology of fatigue testing materials are discussed along with presentation of results. S-N criteria are described in the range of fatigue lives from quasi-static failure up to the giga-cycle limits, and empirical parameters are given for several structural metallic materials. Special attention is focused on defining fatigue life in specimen testing to obtain the S-N parameters. Described briefly are the elastic–plastic cyclic behavior of structural materials and kinetics of the elastic–plastic properties through the testing. Cyclic diagrams (cyclic stress–strain curves) are presented related to testing of standard smooth specimens and those approximately characterizing cyclic strain at the stress concentrations. Testing of specimens at pre-established displacement range conditions and the strain-life criteria parameters evaluation are discussed. Empirical parameters of strain-life criteria for several structural materials are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergei V. Petinov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hydraulics and StrengthInstitute of Civil Engineering, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences (IPME RAS)St. PetersburgRussia

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