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    Automation in Fatigue and Fracture: Testing and Analysis

    Amzallag C
    Published: 1994

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    Broad range of topics describe how advancements in digital computer hardware and software have opened up new opportunities in mechanical testing, modeling of physical processes, data analysis and interpretation, applications in engineering environments.

    40 peer-reviewed papers from developers of testing methodology, researchers and scientists who evaluate and predict materials response, and engineers who apply the results to current day challenges in industry.

    Table of Contents


    A Historical Overview and Discussion of Computer-Aided Materials Testing

    General Purpose Software for Fatigue Testing

    A Sampling of Mechanical Test Automation Methodologies Used in a Basic Research Laboratory

    Computer Applications in Full-Scale Aircraft Fatigue Tests

    Microprocessor-Based Controller for Actuators in Structural Testing

    An Automated Image Processing System for the Measurement of Short Fatigue Cracks at Room and Elevated Temperatures

    Computer-Aided Laser Interferometry for Fracture Testing

    Automated Data Acquisition and Data Bank Storage of Mechanical Test Data: An Integrated Approach

    Sampling Rate Effects in Automated Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Testing

    Procedure for Automated Tests of Fatigue Crack Propagation

    Automation of Fatigue Crack Growth Data Acquisition for Contained and Through-Thickness Cracks Using Eddy-Current and Potential Difference Methods

    A Computer-Aided Technique for the Determination of R-Curves from Center-Cracked Panels of Nonstandard Proportions

    The Significance of Variable Amplitude Fatigue Testing

    Spectrum Fatigue Life Assessment of Notched Specimens Using a Fracture Mechanics Based Approach

    Spectrum Fatigue Testing Using Dedicated Software

    A Computerized Variable Amplitude Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Test Control System

    Automated Fatigue Test System for Spectrum Loading Simulation of Railroad Rail Cracks

    High-Cycle Fatigue of Austenitic (316L) and Ferritic (A508) Steels Under Gaussian Random Loading

    Crack Closure Measurements and Analysis of Fatigue Crack Propagation Under Variable Amplitude Loading

    A Fatigue Crack Propagation Model Under Variable Loading

    Sensitivity of Equivalent Load Crack Propagation Life Assessment to Cycle-Counting Technique

    Fatigue Life Prediction Under Periodical or Random Multiaxial Stress States

    Neuber-Based Life Prediction Procedure for Multiaxially Loaded Components

    Fatigue Test Methods and Damage Models Used by the SNCF for Railway Vehicle Structures

    Load Simulation Test System for Agricultural Tractors

    Applying Contemporary Life Assessment Techniques to the Evaluation of Urban Bus Structures

    Fatigue and Fracture Analysis of Type 316L Thin-Walled Piping for Heavy Water Reactors: Crack Growth Prediction Over 60 Years (With and Without Stratification) and Flawed Pipe Testing

    A Rule-Based System for Estimating High-Temperature Fatigue Life

    Optimum Fracture Control Plan for Gas Turbine Engine Components

    Prediction of the Fatigue Life of Mechanical Structures

    Fatigue Testing and Life Prediction for Notched Specimens of 2024 and 7010 Alloys Subjected to Aeronautical Spectra

    Using Maximum Likelihood Techniques in Evaluating Fatigue Crack Growth Curves

    Advances in Hysteresis Loop Analysis and Interpretation by Low-Cycle Fatigue Test Computerization

    Thermal-Mechanical Fatigue Testing

    Measurement of Transformation Strain During Fatigue Testing

    An Automatic Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing System for Studying Low Crack Growth at Room and High Temperatures

    Database for Aluminum Fatigue Design

    Material Data Banks: Design and Use, an Example in the Automotive Industry

    Hypertext and Expert Systems Application in Fatigue Assessment and Advice

    A Software System for the Enhancement of Laboratory Calculations

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1231-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5283-0

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1985-7

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