Title

Rate handling methods in variable amplitude fatigue cycle processing

Abstract

Predicting fatigue failure is a critical design element for many engineering components and structures subject to complex service conditions. In high-temperature and corrosive environments, many materials exhibit rate dependent phenomena that can significantly alter safe service life predictions. Existing cycle processing techniques such as Peak Counting, Simple Range, and the Rain Flow method are able to resolve complex service histories into sets of simple cycles, but these methods are unable to handle time-related parameters such as engage rate and cycle sequence. To address this, a cycle processor was written in FORTRAN 95 later termed the Multi-Algorithm Cycle Counter (MACC). This code was utilized as a platform to develop, test, and study various methods of extracting and interpreting rate parameters extracted from cycles defined by existing counting algorithms.

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Thesis Completion

2010

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Gordon, Ali P.

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Degree Program

Mechanical Engineering

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering and Computer Science;Engineering and Computer Science -- Dissertations, Academic

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022563

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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