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.
Norman E. Dowling, Estimating Fatigue Life, Fatigue and Fracture, Vol 19, ASM Handbook, By ASM Handbook Committee, ASM International, 1996, p 250–262, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v19.a0002365
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