Fundamental aspects as related to damage initiation of time dependent processes

H. Alush, A. Bussiba, M. Kupiec, Y. Katz

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In the framework of a broader experimental/theoretical investigation regarding the crack initiation stage, the current study was centered on fatigue crack nucleation. Polycrystalline commercially pure copper was selected with attention directed toward fine scale surface features. Phenomenologically, observational findings regarding the role of residual stresses were explored by utilizing scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Experimental results are described and analyzed with some modeling aspects and simulation attempts, even as far as environmental/plasticity interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Crack initiation
  • Fatigue
  • Residual stresses
  • Stress corrosion cracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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