Reconsidering the Role of Fatigue Irregular Testing in Scientific Conclusions About the Fatigue Limit
Keywords:Mechanical fatigue, endurance limit, block loading, Linear damage summation, statistics.
We propose using the irregular loading fatigue testing to study the cru-
cial topics of the subject, for instance, concerning the fatigue limit. This
characteristic is important to know (1) for test accelerating; (2) To guar-
antee stable, reliable service. Comparative studies under block and random
loading present an opportunity to draw conclusions without the ultra-sound
frequencies loading, which are at some extend controversial. We present
an example of proposed method application. The second stage of fatigue –
namely, the crack propagation stage, is also considered (in reference). There
the main idea is similar – the irregular testing provides an opportunity to
judge about the maxim among the small amplitudes, which are not harmful.
Direct experimental estimation of true fatigue limit requires the testing under
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