The relationship between the direct stress and rotating bending fatigue strengths

It has been shown that inelastic deformation occurs when steel is fatigue cycled at stresses below the rotating- bending test fatigue limit. The resultant surface zone of plastically deformed material in rotating- bending fatigue test specimens redistributes the bending stress and increases the load carrying capacity. This increase in load carrying capacity is a function of the direct stress fatigue limit, the specimen diameter and the deformed zone depth. Assuming that this zone depth is a characteristic of any particular steel and is a function of the direct stress fatigue limit, a relationship between the rotating- bending fatigue limit and specimen diameter can be developed and is shown to be representative of published experimental data (a).


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  • Pagination: 215-20

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  • Accession Number: 01438176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:24PM