Date

1965

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Adviser

Erdogan, Fazil

Abstract

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.

Comments

Former department name: Engineering Mechanics

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