Journal Published Online: 01 March 1985
Volume 7, Issue 1

Effects of Mean Stress on the Fatigue of Composite Materials



A parametric stress-fatigue life relationship developed for metals has been adapted to composite material systems and validated by using data from the literature and an extensive test program on XMC polyester/glass. The employed parameter accounts for the effects of mean stress in a fatigue history and results in simplified design curves.

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Conle, A
Ford Scientific Research Laboratories, Dearborn, MI
Ingall, JP
Ford Scientific Research Laboratories, Dearborn, MI
Pages: 9
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Stock #: CTR10286J
ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10286J