Mississippi State University
Daniewicz, S. R.
Newman Jr., J. C.
Horstemeyer, M. F.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
This thesis discusses the analysis of fatigue crack growth in the presence of residual stresses to determine a suitable method for fatigue life predictions. In the research discussed herein, the prediction methodologies are compared to determine the most accurate prediction technique. Finite element analysis results are presented as well as laboratory test data. The validity of each methodology is addressed and future work is proposed.
LaRue, James E., "The Influence Of Residual Stress On Fatigue Crack Growth" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 4543.