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Proceedings of Fatigue, Durability and Fracture Mechanics

  • S. Seetharamu
  • K. Bhanu Sankara Rao
  • Raghunath Wasudev Khare


  • Discusses theoretical and computational correlation

  • Covers new technologies and research in fatigue and durability fracture assessment

  • Provides insights into life-assessment aspects of design engineering

Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Yuvaraj Hodhigere, Jyoti S. Jha, Asim Tewari, Sushil Mishra
    Pages 1-6
  3. A. K. Asraff, Merin V. George, Krishnajith Jayamani, S. Sarath Chandran Nair
    Pages 7-28
  4. Pradeep Kumar, B. K. Dutta, J. Chattopadhyay, R. S. Shriwastaw
    Pages 29-40
  5. S. Vijayaraghavan, P. Rajasundaram, T. Chandran, M. Shanmugavel, B. Babu, P. Selvaraj
    Pages 41-52
  6. B. K. Mahesha, D. Thulasi Durai, D. Karuppannan, K. Dilip Kumar
    Pages 53-66
  7. Prathapkumar Ramamoorthy, David K. Harper, Sam P. Joseph
    Pages 75-91
  8. Suraj Desai, B. V. Dilip Kumar Bhat, Guruvinder Singh, G. J. Naveen, P. Rangasamy, B. Jayadeva et al.
    Pages 93-101
  9. J. Veerababu, Sunil Goyal, R. Sandhya, K. Laha
    Pages 117-128
  10. Nitin Nehra, Praveen Bhat, N. Panneerselvam
    Pages 143-151
  11. S. Sathyanarayanan, Jashveer Singh, A. Moitra, G. Sasikala, S. K. Albert, A. K. Bhaduri
    Pages 185-201
  12. Pankaj Dhatrak, Uddhav Shirsat, Vijay Deshmukh, S. Sumanth
    Pages 203-212

About these proceedings


This book presents the proceedings of Fatigue Durability India 2016, which was held on September 28–30 at J N Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This 2nd International Conference & Exhibition brought international industrial experts and academics together on a single platform to facilitate the exchange of ideas and advances in the field of fatigue, durability and fracture mechanics and its applications. This book comprises articles on a broad spectrum of topics from design, engineering, testing and computational evaluation of components and systems for fatigue, durability, and fracture mechanics. The topics covered include interdisciplinary discussions on working aspects related to materials testing, evaluation of damage, nondestructive testing (NDT), failure analysis, finite element modeling (FEM) analysis, fatigue and fracture, processing, performance, and reliability. The contents of this book will appeal not only to academic researchers, but also to design engineers, failure analysts, maintenance engineers, certification personnel, and R&D professionals involved in a wide variety of industries. 


Fatigue Life Prediction Durability Fracture Mechanics Materials in Design Weld Life Assessment Thermo – Mechanical Fatigue Vibrational Fatigue Metallurgy Corrosion Fatigue Fatigue Test Methods Fracture Testing Procedures Instrumentation and Life Prediction

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Seetharamu
    • 1
  • K. Bhanu Sankara Rao
    • 2
  • Raghunath Wasudev Khare
    • 3
  1. 1.Former Director, Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore Institute of Structural Integrity and Failure Studies (ISIFS), Bangalore BengaluruIndia
  2. 2. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.HeadInstitute of Structural Integrity and Failure Studies [ISIFS]BangaloreIndia

About the editors

Dr. K. Bhanu Sankara Rao FASM, FNAE, FIIM, FASc, formerly served as Head, Mechanical Metallurgy Division at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. Presently he is a Ministry of Steel Chair Professor in the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. He has received his B.E degree (Metallurgy) from Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur, M.Tech (Physical Metallurgy) from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) and Ph.D (Metallurgical Engineering) from University of Madras. His current research interests are Mechanical Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, Welding Science and Technology and Powder Metallurgy. He has published 250 research papers. He has been serving as an Editor of International Materials Reviews, International Review Board Member of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions and Materials Engineering and Performance since 1995. He is a member of the Technical Books Committee of ASM International. He has been the recipient of the Best Metallurgist Award from the Ministry of Steel (1995), MRSI Medal (1997), NASA Appreciation (1994), Binani Gold Medal of IIM (1990), SAIL Gold Medal (Certificate of Merit) of IIM (2000), I.T. Mirchandani (1990), H.D. Govindaraj (1990), Nucor (1996), and D&H Schechron (1994) Awards of the Indian Institute of Welding. He has served as National Research Council Fellow of USA at the NASA Lewis Research Centre, Cleveland and as a Guest Scientist at Nuclear Research Centre, Juelich, Germany and University of Siegen, Germany.

Dr. S. Seetharamu received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in 1982 after obtaining his M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from IISc in 1976 and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University in 1974. Dr. S. Seetharamu worked in Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) since 1985 and retired as Director in June 2015. Energy Technology and Materials Engineering are his areas of interest and special thrust is towards management of coordination with the professional working teams for collaborations, accreditations as well as custom-specific training programmes. He has worked in the Industry and has also served as a Faculty at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan. Dr. S. Seetharamu is a leading Scientist in the Central Power Research Institute which is contributing towards the development of Electrical Industry in India. He is the recipient of several awards, holder of many patents, and a member of multiple professional bodies.

Dr. Raghunath Wasudev Khare has 35+ years of experience in Finite Element Method, Materials, Metallurgy, Fatigue and Failure Assessment. He holds his Master’s and Doctorate from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Dr. Raghunath Khare started his career with the Foundry and Forge Division of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and later worked with various organisations as a Material & Failure Expert. He is the lead auditor for the failure investigations projects from Central Power Research Institute [CPRI] and Triveni Turbines, DHIO Research and Engineering Pvt Ltd., and so on. He has solved various industrial failure cases ranging from auto, aero and power plant companies. Dr. Raghunath Khare currently heads the Institute of Structural Integrity and Failure Studies [ISIFS],  consortium of experts with decades of experience in solving the real-time industrial – fatigue, fracture, failure problems associated with design, engineering, material, process related with insight of theoretical, analytical, experimental and computational simulation knowledge.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Proceedings of Fatigue, Durability and Fracture Mechanics
  • Editors S. Seetharamu
    K. Bhanu Sankara Rao
    Raghunath Wasudev Khare
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Mechanical Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-6001-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5546-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-6002-1
  • Series ISSN 2195-4356
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-4364
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 471
  • Number of Illustrations 98 b/w illustrations, 222 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings
    Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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