Fatigue Life Evaluation for Notched Components of Automatic Transfer Devices


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In this study, the fatigue life evaluation of automatic transfer devices under stress concentrations due to the notch effect is performed. To investigate residual life of a notched component, load histories were obtained through strain measurement. A fatigue test was performed on a specimen imitating a real component and results were compared with each notch root radius of the concentration area. Three-dimensional finite element analysis was also performed to evaluate the local stress fields. Miner’s rule was used to predict the fatigue life calculation. As a result, the predicted life of a notched component was in good agreement with a real component and introduced a special method for measuring load using real machine components.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 324-325)

Edited by:

M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz




Y. W. Choi et al., "Fatigue Life Evaluation for Notched Components of Automatic Transfer Devices ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 1269-1272, 2006

Online since:

November 2006




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