Load Assumption for Fatigue Design of Structures and Components

Counting Methods, Safety Aspects, Practical Application

  • Michael Köhler
  • Sven Jenne
  • Kurt Pötter
  • Harald Zenner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Michael Köhler, Sven Jenne, Kurt Pötter, Harald Zenner
    Pages 1-11
  3. Michael Köhler, Sven Jenne, Kurt Pötter, Harald Zenner
    Pages 13-30
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    Pages 31-53
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    Pages 55-83
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    Pages 85-91
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    Pages 93-98
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    Pages 99-106
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    Pages 107-111
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    Pages 113-130
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    Pages 131-141
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    Pages 143-184
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  14. Michael Köhler, Sven Jenne, Kurt Pötter, Harald Zenner
    Pages 205-220
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 221-226

About this book

Introduction

Understanding the fatigue behaviour of structural components under variable load amplitude is an essential prerequisite for safe and reliable light-weight design.
For designing and dimensioning, the expected stress (load) is compared with the capacity to withstand loads (fatigue strength). In this process, the safety necessary for each particular application must be ensured. A prerequisite for ensuring the required fatigue strength is a reliable load assumption.
The authors describe the transformation of the stress- and load-time functions which have been measured under operational conditions to spectra or matrices with the application of counting methods. The aspects which must be considered for ensuring a reliable load assumption for designing and dimensioning are discussed in detail. Furthermore, the theoretical background for estimating the fatigue life of structural components is explained, and the procedures are discussed for numerous applications in practice. One of the prime intentions of the authors is to provide recommendations which can be implemented in practical applications.

Keywords

Counting Methods Damage Cases Fatigue Stress Fatigue of Components and Structures Life-time Assessment for Components Load Assumption Load Assumptions in Various Engineering fields Load Spectra and Matrices Reliable Load Assumption Safety and Reliability Service and Operating Load Special Events Structural Integrity

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Köhler
    • 1
  • Sven Jenne
    • 2
  • Kurt Pötter
    • 3
  • Harald Zenner
    • 4
  1. 1.Mercedes-AMG GmbHGermany
  2. 2.Gutehoffnungshütte Radsatz GmbHGermany
  3. 3.BMW GroupGermany
  4. 4.TU Clausthal (em.)Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55248-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-55247-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55248-9
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