Fatigue of Structures and MaterialsFatigue of Structures and MaterialsFatigue of Structures and Fatigue of Structures and Materials
riby Jaap Schijve
Review `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
Book Description This book is primarily a textbook written for engineers, students and teachers, and for people working on fatigue problems of engineering structures and materials. The book can be used for graduate and undergraduate courses, workshops, and short courses for people working in the industry or research institutes. The book also offers useful comments for researchers in view of the practical relevance of investigations and to plan future research. An important theme of the book is the understanding of what happens in the material of an engineering structure subjected to a spectrum of cyclic loads in service. 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 structure must be designed for durability, and thus against fatigue. This includes not only the overall concept of the structure and safety and economic aspects, but also questions on detail design, joints, production and material surface quality. The designer must predict the fatigue performance of the structure. Knowledge of the various influencing factors is essential. Similar considerations arise if fatigue problems occur after a period in service when decisions have to be made on remedial actions. A unique feature of the book is the integrated approach to fatigue of engineering structures as outlined in the picture on the front cover of the book.