Although not exhaustive, this test program has produced a set of fatigue data of sufficient generality that methods of fatigue life prediction (both crack initiation and propagation) and laboratory simulation can be reasonably evaluated. The test data also provides other insights: Generally, the stronger steel had the longer crack initiation life and crack propagation life at all load levels for all histories. The inverse slope of the variable amplitude life lines varied from -3.8 to -7.25. Compressive mean loads resulted in less steep slopes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting, Feb 24-28, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
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  • Authors:
    • Tucker, Lee
    • Bussa, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N750038 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM