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Title:Shape as factor in flexural fatigue strength TR
Author(s):Corten, H.T.; Dolan, Thomas J.
Abstract:The influence of “shape of cross-section” on the fatigue strength of 24S-T aluminum alloy was investigated. Previous work indicated that (a) a large amount of material exposed to peak stress and (b) exposed sharp edges were two major factors that contributed to a reduction of fatigue strength. Five cross-sections including circular, square, modified square (rounded edges), diamond and modified diamond (rounded edges) were investigated. From 6 to 12 specimens of each cross-section were tested and the data were analyzed by averaging over the range of lifetimes obtained to increase the reliability of the results. The influence of the two “shape” effects on fatigue strength were separated. It was found that sharp edges decreased the fatigue strength approximately 10 per cent as compared to 1/8 inch radius rounded edges and the fatigue strength decreased approximately as the logarithm of the area of material exposed to peak stress.
Issue Date:1955-05
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 84
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy, Contract N6-ori-071(04), Project NR-031-005
Rights Information:Copyright 1955 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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