This book is primarily a textbook. It is written for engineers, students and teachers, and it should also be useful for people working on various topics related to fatigue of structures and materials. The book can be used for graduate and undergraduate courses and for short courses for people already working in the industry, laboratories, or research institutes. Furthermore, the book offers various comments which can be useful to research-workers in order to consider the practical relevance of laboratory investigations and to plan future research. An important theme of the book is the understanding of what happens in the material of a structure in service if the structure is subjected to a spectrum of cyclic loads. Knowledge of the fatigue mechanism in the material and how it can be affected by a large variety of practical conditions is essential for dealing with fatigue problems. The designer of a dynamically loaded structure must "design against fatigue". This includes not only the overall concept of the structure with related safety and economic aspects, but also questions on detail design, joints, production and material surface quality. At the same time, the designer must try to predict the fatigue performance of the structure. This requires a knowledge of the various influencing factors, also because predictions on fatigue have their limitations and shortcomings. Similar considerations arise if fatigue problems occur after a long period in service when decisions must be made on remedial actions.
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`This book is strongly recommended to all those dealing with metal fatigue. '
Materialen & Processen, March/April 2002
`...a real pleasure to receive and review a textbook of the type written by Professor Jaap Schijve, which approaches the field of fatigue of structures and materials from a different perspective to that usually adopted. His book embraces and summarises a large body of knowledge in a way that remains useful for established researchers and practitioners of fatigue design, but also is suitable to provide a comprehensive introduction to undergraduate and postgraduate students. In my view, this book forms a useful addition to the body of literature dealing with fatigue of materials and structures, and I recommend it to the readership of the journal, and to their present and future generations of students. '
M.N. James, University of Plymouth, Dept. of Mechanical and Marine Engineering, UK in International Journal of Fatigue
The Author has been working for 20 years in the Structures and Materials Laboratory of the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, Amsterdam, and for another 20 years in the Structures and Materials Laboratory of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology. His experience covers a large variety of fatigue projects varying from fundamental investigations to practical problems such as fatigue of joints, service-simulation testing of full-scale structures and accidents investigations. This is reflected in the present book. The Author is well-known for a large number of publications, among others the `Four lectures on fatigue crack growth' in Engineering Fracture Mechanics. The present book covers lectures of a much wider and integrated scope.
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Descrizione libro Springer, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110792370147