@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2363,
	  title     = {Fatigue Failure of Structural Steel – Analysis Using Fracture Mechanics},
	  author    = {Shine U P and  EMS Nair},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Fatigue is the major threat in service of steel structure
subjected to fluctuating loads. With the additional effect of corrosion
and presence of weld joints the fatigue failure may become more
critical in structural steel. One of the apt examples of such structural
is the sailing ship. This is experiencing a constant stress due to
floating and a pulsating bending load due to the waves. This paper
describes an attempt to verify theory of fatigue in fracture mechanics
approach with experimentation to determine the constants of crack
growth curve. For this, specimen is prepared from the ship building
steel and it is subjected to a pulsating bending load with a known
defect. Fatigue crack and its nature is observed in this experiment.
Application of fracture mechanics approach in fatigue with a simple
practical experiment is conducted and constants of crack growth
equation are investigated.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering},
	  volume    = {2},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2008},
	  pages     = {1159 - 1162},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2363},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/22},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 22, 2008},