Mechanical Approach for Predicting Fretting Fatigue Strength
Stress distribution at the contact edge is known to have a dominant influence on fretting fatigue strength. Stresses acting on the contact surface are tangential stress and compressive stress. In the present study, fretting fatigue strengths of 12 Cr steel specimen under two different mean stresses have been predicted based on the generalized tangential stress range - compressive stress range diagram. The generalized tangential stress range - compressive stress range diagram was obtained by carrying out fretting fatigue tests and finite element analysis using various steel specimens with various geometries of contact pad from the previous studies. The predicted fretting fatigue strengths were in good agreement with the experimental results.
A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi
M. Jayaprakash et al., "Mechanical Approach for Predicting Fretting Fatigue Strength", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 797-800, 2011