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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

Edited by
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Fretting Fatigue Testing

By
S.J. Shaffer
S.J. Shaffer
Battelle Memorial Institute
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W.A. Glaeser
W.A. Glaeser
Battelle Memorial Institute
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Published:
2000
Page range:
730 - 739

Abstract

Fretting is a special wear process that occurs at the contact area between two materials under load and subject to slight relative movement by vibration or some other force. During fretting fatigue, cracks can initiate at very low stresses, well below the fatigue limit of nonfretted specimens. This article describes the mechanisms of fretting and fretting fatigue; stress analysis, modeling, and prediction of fretting fatigue; fretting fatigue testing; and fretting prevention methods. Three general geometries and loading conditions for fretting fatigue, along with their remedies, are reviewed.

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S.J. Shaffer, W.A. Glaeser, 2000. "Fretting Fatigue Testing", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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