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    The Fatigue Damaging Effect of a Random Load

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    It is postulated that a representation that would provide necessary and sufficient information on fatigue damage must be based on the statistical distribution of the peak values. Statistics affecting fatigue life are examined and a convenient method for estimating their numerical values is demonstrated and illustrated by an example including four different spectra. The proper specification of a random load is discussed and some conclusions regarding the planning of random fatigue tests are presented.

    Author Information:

    Weibull, Waloddi
    Professor, Bockamöllan, Brösarps Station,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP41214S