Entropy 2012, 14(1), 24-31; doi:10.3390/e14010024
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On the Role of Entropy Generation in Processes Involving Fatigue

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Received: 17 October 2011; in revised form: 24 November 2011 / Accepted: 11 December 2011 / Published: 30 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Concepts of Entropy and Their Applications)
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Abstract: In this paper we describe the potential of employing the concept of thermodynamic entropy generation to assess degradation in processes involving metal fatigue. It is shown that empirical fatigue models such as Miner’s rule, Coffin-Manson equation, and Paris law can be deduced from thermodynamic consideration.
Keywords: entropy generation; irreversible thermodynamics; fatigue failure; degradation

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Amiri, M.; Khonsari, M.M. On the Role of Entropy Generation in Processes Involving Fatigue. Entropy 2012, 14, 24-31.

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Amiri M, Khonsari MM. On the Role of Entropy Generation in Processes Involving Fatigue. Entropy. 2012; 14(1):24-31.

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Amiri, Mehdi; Khonsari, M. M. 2012. "On the Role of Entropy Generation in Processes Involving Fatigue." Entropy 14, no. 1: 24-31.

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