CYCLE COUNTING FATIGUE DAMAGE
This paper describes a recently introduced counting method and presents comparisons between various fatigue-life predictions based on this and another common cycle-counting method. This new technique is known as the rainflow or Pagoda-Roof method. It is compared in this document with Range-Mean analysis which has been used extensively in recent years. An essential step in the prediction of the fatigue life of vehicles and structures is the reduction of a service strain or stress history to a series of cycles and half cycles (ranges). This process is known as cycle counting and can be the source of large but unnecessary errors in the subsequent life prediction.
- Statistical Aspects of Fatigue Testing Symposium, Warwick University, February 12, 1975.
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- WATSON, P
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Fatigue (Mechanics); Forecasting; Loss and damage; Mathematical analysis; Rail (Railroads); Stresses; Structural analysis
- Uncontrolled Terms: Data analysis; Fatigue analysis; Fatigue life
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical techniques; Cycles
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00172615
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM