Factors Affecting Fatigue Resistance of Materials and Structures

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


According the present methodology of fatigue of structures evaluation, material properties are studied in testing specimens at cyclic loading, and actual conditions in structural details at service loading are considered through analysis and description of influencing factors. The chapter describes the effects of the principal factors on fatigue life of structural components. Of these are: stress concentration, including the principles of evaluation the stress concentration factors, hot-spot stress and notch stress when the welded joints are assessed. The influence of constant load component, coupled fatigue corrosion on reliability of structures, and fatigue in random loading conditions are described in necessary details.


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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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