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Review Of Previous Work On Short-Time Tests For Predicting Fatigue Properties Of Materials

Report Number: WADC TR 53-122
Author: Vitovec, Franz H.
Author: Lazan, Benjamin J.
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-08
Pages: 67
Contract: AF 33(038)-20840
Project: None Given
PB Number: PB119548
AD Number: AD0020161

Experimental observations relating to the fatigue process and theories of fatigue are briefly reviewed. Short-time fatigue testing methods are systematically reviewed and critically discussed. The classification of the methods is based on the relationship of fatigue properties to static properties, to stress-strain characteristics under reversed stress, and to other physical properties. Other methods discussed involve assumptions regarding the shape of the S-N curve. Also tests utilizing special loading conditions are reviewed. Advantages and applicability of the different methods are discussed.

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