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 (gĭg′ə-sī′kəl, jĭg′-)
n. Abbr. Gc
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Noun1.gigacycle - 1,000,000,000 periods per second
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
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Effect of inclusion on subsurface crack initiation and gigacycle fatigue strength.
In recent years, a great emphasis has been placed on investigating gigacycle fatigue when the number of cycles is above [10.
The book deals with crack initiation, crack growth, low-cycle fatigue, gigacycle fatigue, shorts cracks, fatigue micromechanisms and the local approach to fatigue damage, corrosion fatigue, environmental effects and variable amplitude loadings, and will be an important and much used reference for students, practicing engineers and researchers studying fracture and fatigue in numerous areas of mechanical, structural, civil, design, nuclear, and aerospace engineering as well as materials science.