Fatigue Damage

  • Sumio MurakamiEmail author
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 185)


Fatigue damage in polycrystalline metals is caused by the microcrack formation in accumulated slip bands due to repeated loading. These slip bands develop in favorably oriented grains located on the material surface as a result of irreversible dislocation glide process.


Fatigue Life Representative Volume Element Fatigue Damage Cycle Fatigue Damage Initiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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