Fretting Fatigue Apparatus for Shrink-Fitted Shaft Assembly


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The present paper proposes a new test rig to perform fretting fatigue tests on a shrinkfitted shaft assembly. A shrink-fitted shaft is put under rotating bending by means of an eccentric offset at one end. The shaft is driven near to its first resonance condition to significantly reduce the required force to produce bending. Test parameters are the imposed bending stress amplitude, and the hub radial pressure obtained through conical fitting. The proposed apparatus allows for changing bending stress amplitude and hub pressure to generate fretting fatigue tests at different conditions. In particular, the role of slip amplitude in fretting fatigue can be investigated. At the present stage the proposed apparatus is under construction at the Mechanical Department of the University of Pisa.



Edited by:

J. Quinta da Fonseca






C. Santus et al., "Fretting Fatigue Apparatus for Shrink-Fitted Shaft Assembly ", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 7-8, pp. 43-48, 2007

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August 2007




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