A rational phenomenological theory of fatigue lifetime prediction under arbitrary variation of cycle amplitude is presented. The theory is based on the concept of damage curve families and on an equivalent loading postulate which defines specimens that have suffered identical damage under different loading programs. Lifetime analysis has been performed for various cases of piecewise constant and continuous variation of cycle amplitude. For continuous variation, the method requires numerical integration of nonlinear first order differential equations which have been established in this work. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tel-Aviv University, Israel

    School of Engineering
    Tel-Aviv,   Israel 
  • Authors:
    • HASHIN, Z
    • Rotom, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Pagination: 37 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00166562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFOSR-TR-77-0717, TAU-SOE-395-77
  • Contract Numbers: AF-AFOSR-3014-76
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM