Master of Science
During the period of crack initiation, extremely small microcracks form. The fatigue life of any structure may be divided into three distinct subdivisions: crack initiation, crack growth, and total failure. The principal objective of this thesis is the design of a simple machine that may be used in the study of growth phenomena of a small crack in an aluminum plate due to a transverse shear fatigue load.
Valentine, William J., "On the rate of crack extension due to transverse shear fatique loading" (1965). Theses and Dissertations. 3363.