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Fatigue of Structures and Materials in the 20th Century and the State of the Art.

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The paper surveys the historical development of scientific and engineeringknowledge about fatigue of materials and structures in the 20th century. This includesfatigue as a material phenomenon, prediction models for fatigue properties ofstructures, and load spectra. The review leads to an inventory of the present state ofthe art. Some final remarks follow in an epilogue.

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