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# Vibration fatigue

About: Vibration fatigue is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 3460 publications have been published within this topic receiving 46297 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, an energetic approach is proposed to predict the static and fatigue behavior of components weakened by sharp reentrant corners, where the energy in a small volume of material surrounding the notch tip has a finite value and such a value is thought of as the entity that controls the failure.

Abstract: The paper presents an energetic approach useful to predict of the static and fatigue behavior of components weakened by sharp re-entrant corners. Despite the fact that stresses and strain energy density tend toward infinity at the point of singularity, the energy in a small volume of material surrounding the notch tip has obviously a finite value and such a value is thought of as the entity that controls the failure. The energy, averaged in a volume of radius R (which depends on the material properties), is a precise function of the Notch Stress Intensity Factors and is given in closed form for plane stress and plane strain conditions, the material being thought of as isotropic and linear elastic. The method is validated taking into account experimental data already reported in the literature, concerning both static tests carried out on polymethyl metacrylate (PMMA)and Duraluminium specimens and fatigue tests on welded joints and notched components in structural steels. As a matter of fact, the method proposed here is the re-formulation, on one hand, of some recent area/volume criteria (in which averaged values of the maximum principal stress are used to predict component fatigue limits) and, on the other, of N-SIF-based criteria, where the Notch Stress Intensity Factors are thought of as the parameters that control static and fatigue failures.

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01 Sep 1977

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors developed a robust experimental procedure to track the evolution of fatigue damage in a nickel-base superalloy with the acoustic nonlinearity parameter, β, and demonstrates its effectiveness by making repeatable measurements of β in multiple specimens, subjected to both high and low-cycle fatigue.

Abstract: This research develops a robust experimental procedure to track the evolution of fatigue damage in a nickel-base superalloy with the acoustic nonlinearity parameter, β, and demonstrates its effectiveness by making repeatable measurements of β in multiple specimens, subjected to both high- and low-cycle fatigue. The measurement procedure developed in this research is robust in that it is based on conventional piezoelectric contact transducers, which are readily available off the shelf, and it offers the potential for field applications. In addition, the measurement procedure enables the user to isolate sample nonlinearity from measurement system nonlinearity. The experimental results show that there is a significant increase in β linked to the high plasticity of low-cycle fatigue, and illustrate how these nonlinear ultrasonic measurements quantitatively characterize the damage state of a specimen in the early stages of fatigue. The high-cycle fatigue results are less definitive (the increase in β is not as...

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