SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1949

Section V—Test Procedure and Technique


Upon the use of proper test procedure and exacting use of the best in technique depend the reliability of test data and conclusions drawn therefrom. This section of the Manual will discuss the appropriate test procedure and technique for fatigue tests of laboratory specimens of the type used to reveal the fatigue properties of a material. Of the many different fatigue machines which are in use only the rotating-beam machine will receive a complete discussion of test procedure and technique. Nevertheless, much of the discussion will apply to other types of machines and to the testing of full size parts.

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Findley, W., N.
University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 38–65
DOI: 10.1520/STP47317S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6954-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6492-5