Full-Scale Fatigue Testing of Components and Structures

Full-Scale Fatigue Testing of Components and Structures

1st Edition - August 19, 1988

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  • Editor: K. J. Marsh
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161389

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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


    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


    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



    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



    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



    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



    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


    10 Structural Testing in Nuclear Engineering

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Test Facilities

    10.3 Summary



    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



    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



    13 Fatigue Strength of Ropes

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Wire Ropes

    13.3 Synthetic Fibre Ropes

    13.4 Concluding Remarks


    14 Fatigue Strength of General Mechanical Engineering Components

    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 Testing Requirements

    14.3 Comment

    14.4 Liability



    15 The Service Operating Environment-A Vital Input

    15.1 Introduction

    15.2 Historical Overview

    15.3 Case Study

    15.4 Concluding Remarks



    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


    18 Concluding Remarks


Product details

  • No. of pages: 346
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: August 19, 1988
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161389

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