Fatigue resistance and structure (30 years on)

Plumbridge, W. J. (2009). Fatigue resistance and structure (30 years on). Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 32(6) pp. 461–463.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-2695.2009.01363.x


A summary of the findings of the 11 papers reviewed in the original article is presented, and subsequent developments in a selected few are considered from a personal perspective. While there has been substantial progress in some areas (short cracks, time-dependent effects, fatigue–creep interactions) many challenges remain. New fields of interest (notably the transition towards micro/nano-integrity and electronics applications) have emerged, and it is contended that the next 30 years will be equally demanding and exciting.

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