Fracture, Fatigue and Structural Integrity of Metallic Materials

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May 2020
170 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03928-859-5 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03928-860-1 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Fracture, Fatigue and Structural Integrity of Metallic Materials that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Fracture, fatigue, and other subcritical processes, such as creep crack growth or stress corrosion cracking, present numerous open issues from both scientific and industrial points of view. These phenomena are of special interest in industrial and civil metallic structures, such as pipes, vessels, machinery, aircrafts, ship hulls, and bridges, given that their failure may imply catastrophic consequences for human life, the natural environment, and/or the economy. Moreover, an adequate management of their operational life, defining suitable inspection periods, repairs, or replacements, requires their safety or unsafety conditions to be defined.                                                                         The analysis of these technological challenges requires accurate comprehensive assessment tools based on solid theoretical foundations as well as structural integrity assessment standards or procedures incorporating such tools into industrial practice.                                                                    This volume is focused on new advances in fracture, fatigue, and structural integrity of metallic structural components containing defects (e.g., cracks, notches, metal loss, etc.), and also on those developments that are being or could be incorporated into structural integrity assessment procedures, such as BS7910, R6, or API 579-1/ASME FFS-1.
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fracture; critical distance; structural steel; notch; welded joint; needle peening; compressive residual stress; surface defect; fatigue limit; fatigue crack growth; overload; retardation; semi-elliptical crack; rotating bending; tube specimen with hole; fatigue life; local strain; Inconel 690 tube; aircraft; fatigue; fastener; reuse; orthotropic steel bridge deck; weld joint; fatigue design curve; fatigue strength; fatigue test; fatigue; X-ray techniques; alloy steel; synchrotron radiation; μCT imaging; internal fatigue fracture; theory of critical distances; environmentally assisted cracking; hydrogen embrittlement; notch effect; cathodic polarization; aluminum foam sandwich; microstructure; three-point bending fatigue; peel strength; blunt V-notches; aluminium plates; mode I loading; ductile failure; FFM; EMC; hot-press-formed steel; slow strain rate tensile test; thermal desorption spectroscopy; hydrogen-induced delayed fracture; failure assessment diagram (FAD); hydrogen induced cracking (HIC); high strength low alloy steels (HSLA); cathodic protection (CP); cathodic polarization or cathodic charge (CC); subcritical propagation; micromechanisms; crack initiation; n/a