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Methodology to evaluate fatigue damage under multiaxial random loading

I. Portugal, M. Olave, A. Zurutuza, A. López, M. Muñiz-Calvente, A. Fernández-Canteli

Engineering Fracture Mechanics


Manufacturers must assure the reliability of their products, what implies guaranteeing optimal working conditions during their service life. In this work, a methodology is proposed to estimate the damage experienced by a component under non-proportional loading to be made aiming at predicting when the component will fail and where the failure location will happen. In the present case, a novel cyclic counting model is introduced based on a hybrid variant of the rainflow algorithm applied to the results of the Papadopoulos critical plane approach using the Basquin fatigue model. In this way, the damage model is achieved.


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