The Rainflow Method in Fatigue - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750605045, 9781483161426

The Rainflow Method in Fatigue

1st Edition

The Tatsuo Endo Memorial Volume

Editors: Y. Murakami
eBook ISBN: 9781483161426
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 7th February 1992
Page Count: 250
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The Rainflow Method in Fatigue: The Tatsuo Endo Memorial Volume documents the proceedings of The International Symposium on Fatigue Damage Measurement and Evaluation Under Complex Loadings held in Fukuoka, Japan, on 25-26 July 1991. The Symposium was held in memory of Professor Tatsuo Endo, inventor of the rainflow method of counting fatigue cycles. His contributions were key to the development of an overall method for evaluating the service life of engineering components subjected to fatigue loading. This volume contains 23 papers organized into four parts. Part I on the cycle counting method includes papers on the historical development of the rainflow cycle counting method, and a fatigue analysis data reduction concept for general multidimensional time series. Part II on ground vehicles includes studies on methods for solving vehicle fatigue problems caused by body resonance, and a synthetic computer system for fatigue damage-based design of weld structure for construction machines. Part III on fatigue testing and analysis includes papers on crack closure load measurements during fatigue crack growth tests on the titanium alloy Ti-6A1-4V, and growing fatigue cracks under varying amplitude loadings. Part IV presents a panel discussion on total system of fatigue damage measurement and evaluation under complex loadings.

Table of Contents

A Brief Personal History of Tatsuo Endo


Prof. Jodean Morrow's Message to Symposium Participants

Prof. Tatsuo Endo's Original Papers Presented at JSME Meeting during 1967-1968

List of Contributors

List of Supporting Company, Symposium Chairman, Panel Discussion Organizer and Session Chairmen

I. Cycle Counting Method: Concept, Software and Load History Reconstruction

Rainflow Cycle Counting: A Historical Perspective

Algorithm of the Rainflow Method

Rainflow Cycles in Random Loads

Multiaxial Rainflow: A Consequent Continuation of Professor Tatsuo Endo's Work

Rainflow and Ordered Overall Range Cycle Counting

Some Comments on Methods of Reducing and Reconstructing Irregular Fatigue Loading Histories

Recent Topics on the Effective Random Peak Method

Rainflow Applications in Accelerated Cumulative Fatigue Analysis

Stress Waveform Analyzer: Application of the Rainflow Method

II. Ground Vehicles

Field Data Acquisition System by "Rainflow Method" and Fatigue Life Estimation of Automobile

Application of Modal Analysis to the Development of Vehicle Fatigue Strength

Improving the Fatigue Strength of Welded Joints by Shot Peening

A Fatigue Design System Combined with FEM Analysis for Welded Structure of Construction Machines

III. Fatigue Testing and Analysis

Analysis of the Cyclic Stress-Strain Response in Variable Amplitude Loading Using the Rain-Flow Method

The Effective Stress Range as a Fatigue Damage Parameter

Crack Closure Measurements under Spectrum Loading

Direct Observation and Micromechanism of Fatigue Crack Growth under Varying Amplitude Loadings

Static and Fatigue Biaxial Testing of Fiber Composites Using Thin Walled Tubular Specimens

Fatigue Behavior under Uniaxial and Multiaxial Service Load

IV. Panel Discussion Total System of Fatigue Damage Measurement and Evaluation under Complex Loadings: Case Studies, Theories and Designs

On the Application of the Rainflow Count Method at the SAAB Aircraft Division

Overview of the Application of Fatigue Damage Measurement to Automobile Body Development

Fatigue Design Methods for Ground Vehicle Structures

A Method for Fatigue Design Evaluation of Complex Structures Using Multiple FEM Load Case Analysis and Service Occurrence Estimates

Summary of Panel Discussion: Fatigue Design and Experiment in Vehicle Development - It's Current Status and Future Direction


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