A tribute to Dr. Dennis Ryder (1926–2002): A pioneer in failure analysis, fractography, and fatigue

  • Stan Lynch
  • Russell Wanhill
Features A Pioneer


Fatigue Fracture Surface Fatigue Crack Growth Failure Analysis Prevention Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stan Lynch
    • 1
  • Russell Wanhill
    • 2
  1. 1.Defence Science and Technology OrganisationMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.National Aerospace Laboratory NLRAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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