Optimal Design of a Disk-Shaped Specimen for Biaxial-Tensile Fatigue Testing

    Volume 24, Issue 5 (September 1996)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Zouani, A
    Research assistant and professors, École Polytechnique de Montreal, Montréal, Québec

    Bui-Quoc, T
    Research assistant and professors, École Polytechnique de Montreal, Montréal, Québec

    Bernard, M
    Research assistant and professors, École Polytechnique de Montreal, Montréal, Québec

    (Received 11 September 1995; accepted 19 February 1996)

    Abstract

    A relatively simple apparatus has been proposed for conducting biaxial-tensile fatigue tests using an annular disk specimen with a reduced testing section. It makes use of a conventional hydraulic testing machine so that the uniaxial force is converted into radial forces extending the disk specimen. Thus, a specified positive ratio of the tangential to the radial stresses can be imposed at the testing section of the disk specimen.

    In this paper, the optimal configuration of the specimen is investigated. A number of requirements have been identified and expressed in terms of the stresses in the testing section and their standard deviations. Afterwards, these requirements are grouped into a single performance criterion. The finite element method (FEM) is then applied to fulfill the criterion and realize the disk specimen geometry optimization for isotropic elastic materials. The results obtained from the analysis confirm the potential of the optimized specimen for the study of the material behavior under biaxial-tensile fatigue loading, in particular at high temperatures.


    Paper ID: JTE11306J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11306J

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    Title Optimal Design of a Disk-Shaped Specimen for Biaxial-Tensile Fatigue Testing
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