NEUBER'S RULE APPLIED TO FATIGUE OF NOTCHED SPECIMENS
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS
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A method is presented for predicting the fatigue life of notched members from smooth specimen fatigue data. Inelastic behavior of the material at the notch root is treated using Neubers rule which states that the theoretical stress concentration factor is equal to the geometric mean of the actual stress and strain concentration factors. This provides indices of equal fatigue damage for notched and unnotched members. Experimental results for notched aluminum alloy plates subjected to one or two levels of completely reversed loading are compared with predictions based on these indices. Measured notched fatigue lives and lives predicted from smooth specimens agree within a factor of two.
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