To predict random fatigue life, the popular cumulative damage criterion, which is based on constant amplitude sinusoidal fatigue tests, is known to be inaccurate. Therefore, actual random fatigue experiments are proposed to establish new and reliable damage criterion. In this report, all conceivable probabilistic factors which affect random fatigue life are explored and mathematically analyzed. Based on these factors the random fatigue experiments will be planned and conducted. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Department of Engineering Mechanics
    Madison, WI  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Huang, T C
    • Shen, K S
    • Nagpal, V K
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UW/RF-1 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-76-C-0825
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM