Why Does Your Product Break?
Fatigue is often cited as one of the most common forms of operational failure in structures. Its nature is an often apparently premature failure at relatively low, but cycling, stress levels.
This presentation will describe the background to both fatigue and fracture mechanics and shows where each discipline comes into play in the search for safe structures. The distinction between high cycle and low cycle fatigue is shown and other important features found in this form of analysis.
Originally presented on August 13, 2014