The fatigue life estimation of a product having elasto-plastic behavior
Çelik, M.; Altunel, F.
The fatigue life estimation of a product having elasto-plastic behavior which results from preloading and holding of catch and strike has been studied through strain measurements and numerical calculations. The distributions of the plastic zones have been analyzed using finite element method and the loading history has been obtained through strain gage measurements of the different strike thickness and separation. The experimental measurements have been used as input load in the numerical analyssis. It has been found that the plastic deformation region can be redesigned to reduce the stress concentrations by adjusting the tension limits and initial catch-strike separation for predetermined product service life. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.... Show more Show less