Abstract

An investigation was conducted to determine the effects of complex stress-time cycles on the fatigue properties of metals. The uniaxial stresses studied were complex in the sense that their stress-time patterns may be analyzed as composed of several harmonic components. Four theoretical design methods, and the results of an experimental investigation involving complex stresses are presented. Comparisons are made of the test results with the theory predictions.

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