This completely reworked second edition takes into account the tremendous progress in understanding and applying local approaches which has been achieved in the last decade. It is a standard reference for designers, structural analysts and testing engineers who are responsible for the fatigue-resistant in-service behaviour of welded structures.
- Completely reworked second edition of a standard work providing a systematic survey of the principles and practical applications of the various methods
- Covers the hot spot structural stress approach to fatigue in general, the notch stress and notch strain approach to crack initiation and the fracture mechanics approach to crack propagation.
- Written by a distinguished team of authors
Sonsino, C MCetin Morris Sonsino, Dr-Ing, is Professor of Structural Durability at both Darmstadt University of Technology and Saarland University, and Deputy Head of Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability at Darmstadt.
Fricke, WProfessor Dr-Ing. Wolfgang Fricke is Head of the Institute for Ship Structural Design and Analysis at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany.