Hysteresis, Temperature and Resistance Measurements for the Characterization of the Cyclic Deformation Behavior of Metals
Mechanical stress-strain hysteresis, temperature and electrical resistance measurements were performed for the microstructure-related characterization of the fatigue behavior and for the fatigue life calculation of metals. The proceeding fatigue damage was evaluated using the change of the load-free electrical resistance, which is strongly influenced by the defect density of the individual material state. A new test procedure was applied for the fatigue assessment under random loading on the basis of cyclic deformation curves, similar to single step loading. A physically based fatigue life calculation “PHYBAL” was developed, which requires only three fatigue tests for the rapid and nevertheless precise calculation of S-N (Woehler) and fatigue life curves.
F. Walther and D. Eifler, "Hysteresis, Temperature and Resistance Measurements for the Characterization of the Cyclic Deformation Behavior of Metals", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 567-568, pp. 51-56, 2008