Cyclic Stress – Fatigue

  • Joshua Pelleg
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 190)


The most common failure that occurs in materials, such as metals, is caused by fatigue. The simplest way of looking at fatigue is by considering a specimen which is being repeatedly stressed under tension and compression. Not only tensile stresses that are repeatedly applied can cause fatigue failure, but any force which is acting in a reverse direction may ultimately result in such a failure. Loading a test specimen repeatedly by applying a force acting axially, torsionally or flexurally can induce fatigue failure.


Residual Stress Fatigue Life Fatigue Strength Strain Amplitude Fatigue Limit 
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  • Joshua Pelleg
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  1. 1.Materials EngineeringBen Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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