This book presents important concepts in metal fatigue in a straightforward manner, for the benefit of readers who must understand more advanced documents on a wide range of metal fatigue topics. The text shows how metal fatigue problems are solved in engineering practice. The book assumes no prior knowledge of metal fatigue, requiring only a basic understanding of stress analysis and mathematics covered in engineering undergraduate courses.
No prior knowledge of metal fatigue is assumed
Based on 50 years of experience
Includes regulatory as well as technical aspects
Written so as not to date quickly
3 appendices give background information on related topics