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ASM Handbook

Fatigue and Fracture

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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Volume
19
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-193-1
Publication date:
1996
Book Chapter

Parameters for Estimating Fatigue Life

Published:
1996
Page range:
963 - 979

Abstract

The four-point method to estimate fatigue life behavior from tensile properties allows the construction of fatigue life curves from more readily available handbook data. This article provides information on the strain-based four-point method and the stress-based four-point method. The effects of mean stress or strain on transition fatigue life are reviewed. The article describes the determination of four fatigue-life parameters either by curve fitting actual fatigue life test data or approximating the constants from tensile properties. It contains a table that lists the tensile properties of various alloys.

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1996. "Parameters for Estimating Fatigue Life", Fatigue and Fracture, ASM Handbook Committee

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