Residual Life Assessment When Fatigue Cracks Are Detected in Structure

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

Abstract

The chapter is focused on the brief discussion of fatigue crack propagation evaluation using the technique of the linear elastic fracture mechanics when the residual fatigue life of an affected structural component has to be estimated. The methods of evaluation of the stress intensity factors in various structural details with cracks are briefly characterized. The standard methods of testing structural materials aimed at evaluation of the crack growth characteristics are discussed. The Griffith–Irvin theory of instable fracture and standard experimental procedure of evaluation of the fracture toughness of materials is 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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