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ASM Handbook

Fatigue and Fracture

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

Estimating Fatigue Life

By
Norman E. Dowling
Norman E. Dowling
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Published:
1996
Page range:
250 - 262

Abstract

This article discusses two major approaches in estimating fatigue life from the viewpoint of their use as engineering methods. These include the stress-based (S-N curve) approach and strain-based approach. The stress-based and strain-based approaches are compared, with some comments on their manner of use and limitations. The use of the Palmgren-Miner rule for life prediction for variable amplitude loading is also discussed.

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Norman E. Dowling, 1996. "Estimating Fatigue Life", Fatigue and Fracture

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