Fatigue Testing and Analysis: Theory and Practice

  • 5h 21m
  • Jwo Pan, Mark E. Barkey, Richard B. Hathaway, Yung-Li Lee
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2005

This book is a summary of experimental and analytical techniques that are essential to students and practicing engineers for conducting mechanical component design and testing for durability. There is a serious need for engineers to have an overview on the entire methodology of durability testing and reliability to bridge the gap between fundamental fatigue research and its durability applications.

About the Authors

Dr. Yung-Li Lee is a senior member of the technical staff of the Stress Lab & Durability Development at DaimlerChrysler, where he has conducted research in multiaxial fatigue, plasticity theories, durability testing for automotive components, fatigue of spot welds, and probabilistic fatigue and fracture design. He is also an adjunct faculty in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

Dr. Jwo Pan is a Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has worked in the area of yielding and fracture of plastics and rubber, sheet metal forming, weld residual stress and failure, fracture, fatigue, plasticity theories and material modeling for crash simulations. He has served as Director of Center for Automotive Structural Durability Simulation funded by Ford Motor Company and Director for Center for Advanced Polymer Engineering Research at University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is on the editorial boards of International Journal of Fatigue and International Journal of Damage Mechanics.

Dr. Richard B. Hathaway is a professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering and Director of the Applied Optics Laboratory at Western Michigan University. His research involves applications of optical measurement techniques to engineering problems including automotive structures and powertrains. His teaching involves Automotive structures, vehicle suspension, and instrumentation. He is a 30-year member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and a member of the Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

Dr. Mark E. Barkey is an Associate Professor in the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department at the University of Alabama. He has conducted research in the areas of spot weld fatigue testing and analysis, multiaxial fatigue and cyclic plasticity of metals, and multiaxial notch analysis. Prior to his current position, he was a Senior Engineering in the Fatigue Synthesis and Analysis group at General Motors Mid-Size Car Division.

In this Book

  • Transducers and Data Acquisition
  • Fatigue Damage Theories
  • Cycle Counting Techniques
  • Stress-Based Fatigue Analysis and Design
  • Strain-Based Fatigue Analysis and Design
  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue Crack Propagation
  • Fatigue of Spot Welds
  • Development of Accelerated Life Test Criteria
  • Reliability Demonstration Testing
  • Fatigue Analysis in the Frequency Domain