DETERMINATION OF THE FATIGUE LIMIT IN THE CASE OF AN ASYMMETRICAL STRESS CYCLE,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The paper discusses the complications involved in predicting fatique life on the basis of tests or observations to establish S-N relationships. The various formulas proposed in the literature for calculating the fatigue limit under symmetric and asymmetric cyclic loading are reviewed and compared with experimental data. A convenient method is proposed for constructing a simplified maximum stress diagram and a general expression is given for the fatigue limit. A comparison between experimental data and the results given by this formula shows a divergence of 1.5-6 percent. In using thses formulas, it is sufficient to know the tensile strength of the material and the fatigue limit in the case of a symmetric stress cycle, i. e. figures which may be found in the reference literature.
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