STP 1303 features the latest innovations for automating numerous aspects of fatigue testing. 11 comprehensive, peer-reviewed papers are divided into the following key areas:
Data Acquisition -- 4 papers examine such issues as new uses for computer networking capabilities, fatigue life prediction, and the ability of computers to process numerous sensory inputs and formulate near real time data results.
Simulation -- Damage analysis and economical fatigue testing methods are explored in 2 papers.Test Control -- 5 papers address such concerns as the control capabilities of fatigue test equipment, digital hybrid control systems, and the use of calculated control variables.
Braun A., Gilbertson L.
Networked Data Acquisition Systems for Strain Data Collection
Ellens M., McLean G., Prescott B.
Fatigue and Reliability Assessment Incorporating Computer Strain Gage Network Data
Ellens M., McLean G., Provan J., Sanders M.
Fatigue Life Contours from Elastic FEM Considering Multiaxial Plasticity
Cordes T., Langlais T., Socie D., Vogel J.
Computer Modeling and Simulation in a Full-Scale Aircraft Structural Test Laboratory
Albright F., Hewitt R.
Computer-Controlled High Strain Rate Compression Test System
Venkatesh C., Prakash R., Sunder R.
Characteristics and Automated Control of a Dual-Frequency Servohydraulic Test System
Case S., Mosiman L., Reifsnider K.
Materials Characterization Using Calculated Control
Christiansen J., Oehmke R., Schwarzkopf E.
Control of a Biaxial Test Using Calculated Input Signals and Cascade Control
Albright F., Johnson L.
Paper ID: STP1303-EB