The first book to present current methods and techniques of fatigue analysis, with a focus on developing basic skills for selecting appropriate analytical techniques. Contains numerous worked examples, chapter summaries, and problems. (vs. Fuchs/Stevens).
Text/reference covers the primary analytical methods to quantify fatigue damage: the stress-life and the strain-life approach, and the fracture mechanics approach. The metallurgical aspects of fatigue (such topics as dislocation theory and fractography) are not covered. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)