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Research and Markets: A Report on the Advances in Understanding the Fatigue Behavior of Materials.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Advances in Understanding the Fatigue Behavior of Materials" report to their offering.

Special topic volume with invited papers only.

This special-topic book consists of a collection of technical papers assembled under the rubric of "Advances in Understanding the Fatigue Behavior of Materials". The focus of "Fatigue Behavior of Materials" centers on the changes in properties that occur upon applying cyclic loads. Following its recognition and increasing importance during the latter half of the nineteenth century, this branch of study has focused upon the study and rationalization of the engineering approaches that are commonly used to design against the initiation and/or propagation of the fatigue damage which would otherwise culminate in catastrophic failure.

The issue is divided into four sections. Section I consists of a collection of papers which focuses on ferrous alloys. Section II consists of papers with the focus on non-ferrous alloys. Section III concentrates on shape-memory alloys and bulk metallic glasses. Finally, Section IV considers alternative approaches to the study and understanding of fatigue behavior as it relates to materials and structures.

This work could well serve as an advanced guide to researchers involved in the study, understanding and documentation of the fatigue behavior of materials.

Key Topics Covered:

Section 1: Ferrous Alloys

* The Fatigue Behavior of Steel Structures under Random Loading

* Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior and Microcracks Nucleation on Duplex Stainless Steels

* High Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Normalized 0.15% C Steel under Tension Compression and Torsion Loading

* On the Cyclic Stability and Fatigue Performance of Ultrafine-Grained Interstitial-Free Steel under Mean Stress

* Fatigue Crack Growth Resistance of Special Nodular Cast Irons

* Internal Fatigue Failure Mechanism of High Strength Steels in Gigacycle Regime

* Advances in Cyclic Behavior and Lifetime Modeling of Tempered Martensitic Steels Based on Microstructural Considerations

* The Fatigue Properties of Duplex Stainless Steels: Role of Microstructure

Section 2: Non-Ferrous Alloys

* Comparison of the Fatigue Crack Propagation Resistance of a+U and U Titanium Alloys

* High Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Magnesium Alloys under Corrosive Environment

* The Fretting Fatigue Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V

* Cyclic Depth-Sensing Indentation of Gold Wire

* The High Cycle Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Friction Stir Welded Aluminum Alloy 2024

* An Investigation of the High Cycle Fatigue and Final Fracture Behavior of Aluminum Alloy 2219

* Low Cycle Fatigue in Model Al-Si Alloys. A Contribution to the Understanding of Cyclic Damage in Two Phase Materials

* High Temperature Low-Cycle Fatigue, Deformation Microstructure and Final Fracture Behavior of a Nickel-Base Superalloy

* An Investigation of the Cyclic Fatigue and Final Fracture Behavior of a Titanium Alloy

Section 3: Emerging Materials

* Understanding the Fatigue Behaviour of NiTiCu Shape Memory Alloy Wire Thermal Actuators

* Mechanisms and Mechanics of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Zr-Based Bulk Metallic Glass

* Direct Comparisons of the Fatigue Behavior of Bulk-Metallic Glasses and Crystalline Alloys

Section 4: Alternative Novel Approaches to Studying Fatigue

* Surface Cracks in Round Bars under Cyclic Tension or Bending

* Some Applications of Fractal Fracture Mechanics to Describe the Fatigue Behaviour of Materials

* A Study of Fatigue (Cyclic Deformation) Behavior in FCC Metals Using Strain Rate Change Tests

* A Dissipated Energy Approach to Fatigue Crack Growth in Ductile Solids and Layered Materials

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