Multiaxial Fatigue

Socie (mechanical engineering, U. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign) and Marquies, an engineer in charge of experimental and analytical fatigue research in Finland, introduce practicing engineers, researchers, and students to fatigue damage and processes and models for components that will undergo loading along more than one axis. They assume readers have a basic background, but not particularly expertise, in engineering mechanics and the fatigue damage process under uniaxial loading. Most of the models and data were generated for metallic material, but the concepts can be exported to ceramic, composite, or other material.