Survey on damage mechanics models for fatigue life prediction

S. Silitonga, J. Maljaars, F. Soetens, H.H. Snijder

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Engineering methods to predict the fatigue life of structures have been available since the beginning of the 20th century. However, a practical problem arises from complex loading conditions and a significant concern is the accuracy of the methods under variable amplitude loading. This paper provides an overview of existing fatigue damage models with emphasis on relatively new alternative models and computational strategies to predict fatigue life. These models are compared and promising new capabilities are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-60
Number of pages36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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