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Title:Highly stressed volume of material as fundamental parameter in fatigue strength of metal members
Author(s):Kuguel, Roberto
Subject(s):Fatigue Strength
Abstract:A study was made of the influence of geometric factors on the fatigue strength of several metals. Size and shape effects as found in existing data on steel and aluminum alloy specimens subjected to different types of loading were reviewed. A simple analysis based on the fact that a decrease of fatigue strength accompanies an increase of volume of material subjected to 95% and more of the maximum stress was found to account for these effects. A linear relationship was found between the logarithm of the maximum stress and the logarithm of the appropriate volume, which was equally valid for both smooth and notch bar members. This line exhibited the same slope for each of the materials that were evaluated. This linear relationship with a ±10 percent scatter band, included 96% of the experimental fatigue strength data. For design purposes, this line may be located using only the fatigue limit determined from small laboratory specimens (0.25 in. in diameter).
Issue Date:1960-06
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 169
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1960 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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