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Title:Fatigue testing and test interpretation
Author(s):Freudenthal, A.M.
Subject(s):Fatigue Testing
Abstract:Various material factors and testing conditions which contribute to the scatter found in fatigue data are reviewed in a general manner. The inadequacies of conventional procedures for planning and interpreting fatigue tests are discussed and various application of statistical theory are considered. An attempt is made to derive the cumulative frequency distribution function of fatigue life, at any particular stress amplitude, from considerations of statistical theory. The theoretically derived distribution is shown to approximate the results of rotating-beam and reversed torsion fatigue tests on steel, aluminum and copper. A possible means is suggested for estimating the endurance limit of some metals through analysis of statistical data.
Issue Date:1951-07
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 26
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Office of Naval Research, U. S. Navy, Contract N6-ori-71, Task Order IV; Project NR-031-005
Rights Information:Copyright 1951 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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