Stochastic Modelling and Analysis of Fatigue

  • K. Sobczyk
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 303)


The text contains a verified version of the lectures presented in CISM on the recent advances in stochastic modelling and analysis of fatigue fracture of materials.

In the first (introductory) part the description of basic concepts, mechanisms and empirical hypotheses is briefly presented Cin order to introduce a reader into the subject). The next sections contain the discussion of the most notable recent achievements in stochastic modelling of fatigue crack growth in real materials. The so called evolutionary probabilistic models, the stochastic differential equation model Cobtained via randomization of empirical equations) and random cumulative jump models recently proposed are shortly characterized.


Crack Length Crack Growth Rate Fatigue Crack Growth Crack Size Random Loading 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Sobczyk
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  1. 1.Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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