Test results on marine platforms show the average number of cycles in each stress range can be calculated from wave parameters (height and period) and a wave distribution function. For low-cycle bending fatigue of 1018 steel in stress loading by ocean waves, (1) fatigue life is best represented by the total number of cycles in the absence of complete stress-strain information for each load cycle, (2) the fatigue life decreases linearly with increased maximum deflection (strain), and (3) corrosion decreases the fatigue life by approximately 50%.

  • Authors:
    • Larsen-Basse, J
    • Ireland, R D
    • Casciano, F M
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00054818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM