Accession Number:

ADA548016

Title:

A Weakest-Link Approach for Fatigue Limit of 30CrNiMo8 Steels (Preprint)

Descriptive Note:

Journal article (preprint)

Corporate Author:

TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The transfer of fatigue data from laboratory specimens to field components under multiaxial fatigue is a difficult task. This is particularly the case in the transfer of data from specimens with well-defined shapes to components in the field with arbitrary shapes. A number of effects are to be considered in the transfer of data from a laboratory specimen to a field component. These effects include pure size effect, pure gradient effect or notch size effect, and load type effect. The research question for this study was Can an effective weakest-link approach for the fatigue limit of 30CrNiMo8 steels be developed The specific aims constructed to address the research question were 1 to develop an algorithm for the weakest-link approach to capture the pure size effect 2 to perform verification studies on the algorithm for the weakest-link approach and 3 to investigate volume effect and other effects on predictions of the probabilities of failure. The theory of the weakest-link formulation combined with the Dang Van fatigue failure criteria was used to develop an algorithm for the calculated probability of failure.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE