Full-Scale Fatigue Testing of Components and Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408022446, 9781483161389

Full-Scale Fatigue Testing of Components and Structures

1st Edition

Editors: K. J. Marsh
eBook ISBN: 9781483161389
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th August 1988
Page Count: 346
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Description

Full-scale Fatigue Testing of Components and Structures presents the approaches to the testing of full-scale components or structures.

The book begins by examining the necessity or desirability of full-scale fatigue testing. Subsequent chapters are devoted to the discussion of fatigue testing done on aircraft structures, railway components, helicopter rotor heads, artillery gun structures, and bridge components. The role of full-scale fatigue testing on automotive components and systems, structural testing in nuclear engineering, and the use of a structural fatigue testing laboratory for other tests are covered as well.

Engineers, materials scientists, and researchers in the field of fatigue testing will find the book very useful.

Table of Contents


Preface

Contributors

1 Introduction

1.1 Historical Background

1.2 Servo-Hydraulic Fatigue Testing Equipment

1.3 Reasons for Full-Scale Fatigue Testing 5

1.4 Requirements of a Full-Scale Fatigue Test

1.5 Types of Full-Scale Test

1.6 Summary

References

2 Full-Scale Fatigue Testing of Aircraft Structures

2.1 Introduction

2.2 History

2.3 Design Philosophies and their Relation To Full-Scale Testing

2.4 Justification for Full-Scale Fatigue Testing of Aircraft

2.5 Correlation Between The Results of Full-Scale Tests and Service Experience

2.6 Case Study: 'Branger's Banger'

2.7 Case Study: Concorde

2.8 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgements

References

3 Automotive Components and Systems: The Role of Full-Scale Fatigue Testing

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Historical Overview

3.3 Review of Test Procedures

3.4 Case Studies

3.5 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgements

References

4 Railway Component Fatigue Testing

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Constant Amplitude - Ranking Tests

4.3 Constant Amplitude - Design Data

4.4 Constant Amplitude - K-Calibration

4.5 Variable Amplitude

4.6 Equipment

4.7 Procedures

4.8 The Future

4.9 Conclusion

5 Fatigue Evaluation of Helicopter Rotor Heads

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Loads on a Helicopter Rotor

5.3 Description of the Westland 30/300 Rotor Head

5.4 Flight Measurement and Analysis of the Loads

5.5 Derivation of Test Loads

5.6 Fatigue Test Programmes

5.7 Universal Rotor Head Test Facility

5.8 Other Facilities

5.9 Conclusions

6 The Fatigue Strength of Artillery Gun Structures

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Early Tests

6.3 Service Simulation Fatigue Tests

6.4 Further Tests

6.5 Discussion

Acknowledgements

References

7 The Fatigue Strength of Offshore Structures and Components

7.1 Introduction

7.2 UKOSRP-I

7.3 UKOSRP-II

7.4 Prototype Development of Offshore Components References

8 Fatigue Testing of Bridge Components

8.1 Background

8.2 Welded Plating

8.3 Concrete

8.4 Reinforcing and Pre-Stressing Steel

8.5 Structural Connections

8.6 Full-Scale Bridges

8.7 Summary

Acknowledgements

References

9 The Fatigue of Military Bridges

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Design and Testing Philosophy

9.3 Fatigue Testing Equipment

9.4 Testing Techniques

9.5 Concluding Remarks

References

10 Structural Testing in Nuclear Engineering

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Test Facilities

10.3 Summary

Acknowledgements

References

11 Fatigue Testing of Gas Turbine Components

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Component Life Prediction

11.3 Design Requirements

11.4 Safe Predicted Total Life

11.5 Safe Crack Propagation Life

11.6 Full-Scale Component Testing - Gas Turbine Components

11.7 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

12 Fatigue Testing of Mobile Crane Components and Structures

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Component Testing

12.3 Tests on Part Structures

12.4 Fatigue Tests on Complete Structural Assemblies

12.5 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgement

References

13 Fatigue Strength of Ropes

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Wire Ropes

13.3 Synthetic Fibre Ropes

13.4 Concluding Remarks

References

14 Fatigue Strength of General Mechanical Engineering Components

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Testing Requirements

14.3 Comment

14.4 Liability

Acknowledgement

References

15 The Service Operating Environment-A Vital Input

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Historical Overview

15.3 Case Study

15.4 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgements

References

16 The Design and Operation of the Strongf Loor Structural Testing Laboratory at NEL

16.1 Introduction

16.2 Main Strong Floor Dimensions

16.3 Strong Floor Strong Points

16.4 Seismic Block

16.5 Seismic Block Strong Points

16.6 Ring Main Hydraulic Supply

16.7 Test Rigs and Equipment

16.8 Maintenance of the Laboratory and Facilities

16.9 Development of The Facility

16.10 Concluding Remarks

17 The Use of a Structural Fatigue Testing Laboratory for Other Tests

References

18 Concluding Remarks

Index

Details

No. of pages:
346
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483161389

About the Editor

K. J. Marsh

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