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Fatigue Design and Reliability

This volume represents a selection of papers presented at the Third International Symposium on Fatigue Design, Fatigue Design 1998, held in Espoo, Finland, 26-29 May, 1998.

One objective of this symposium series was to help bridge the gap that sometimes exists between researchers and engineers responsible for designing components against fatigue failure. The 21 selected papers provide an up-to-date survey of engineering practice and a preview of design methods that are advancing toward application.
Reliability was selected as a key theme for FD'98. During the design of components and structures, it is not sufficient to combine mean material properties, average usage parameters, and pre-selected safety factors. The engineer must also consider potential scatter in material properties, different end users, manufacturing tolerances and uncertainties in fatigue damage models. Judgement must also be made about the consequences of potential failure and the required degree of reliability for the structure or component during its service life.
Approaches to ensuring reliability may vary greatly depending on the structure being designed. Papers in this volume intentionally provide a multidisciplinary perspective on the issue. Authors represent the ground vehicle, heavy equipment, power generation, ship building and other industries. Identical solutions cannot be used in all cases because design methods must always provide a balance between accuracy and simplicity. The point of balance will shift depending on the type of input data available and the component being considered.

Audience
For researchers and engineers responsible for designing components against fatigue failure.

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Published: February 1999

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-043329-5

Contents

  • Selected papers: Fatigue design and reliability in the automotive industry (J-J. Thomas et al.). Reliability based fatigue design of maintained welded joints in the side shell of tankers (C. Guedes Soares, Y. Garbatov). A method for uncertainty quantification in the life prediction of gas turbine components (K. Lodeby et al.). The probability of success using deterministic reliability (K. Wallin). Fatigue life evaluation of grey cast iron machine components under variable amplitude loading (R. Rabb). Increase of reliability of aluminium space-frame structures by the use of hydroformed T-fittings (C. Kunz et al.). Fatigue strength of L610-P wing-fuselage attachment lug made of glare 2 fibre-metal laminate (A. Vasek et al.). Reliable design of fatigue of bonded steel sheet structures (H. Stensiö et al.). Welding and TIG dressing induced residual stresses - relaxation and influence on fatigue strength of spectrum loaded weldments (L. Lopez Martinez et al.). Material testing for fatigue design of heavy-duty gas turbine blading with film cooling (Y. Pan et al.). Consideration of crack propagation behaviour in the design of cyclic loaded structures (W. Fricke, A. Müller-Schmerl). Effects of initial cracks and firing environment on cannon fatigue life (J.H. Underwood, M.J. Audino). Weight functions and stress intensity factors for embedded cracks subjected to arbitrary mode I stress fields (G. Glinka, W. Reinhardt). A modified fracture-mechanics method for the prediction of fatigue failure from stress concentrations in the engineering components (D. Taylor). Fatigue resistance and repairs of riveted bridge members (A. Bassetti et al.). The similitude of fatigue damage principle: application in S-N curves-based fatigue design (S.V. Petinov et al.). Probabilistic fracture mechanics approach for reliability assessment of welded structures of earthmoving machines (H. Jakubczak).

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