A finite element implementation of rapid cycle analysis is described and demonstrated. It forms part of a comprehensive framework for static structural analysis which consists of: linear elastic analysis, limit load or nonlinear elastic analysis, and rapid cycle analysis. This approach allows for complex material and loading behavior, but is computationally more efficient and easier to perform than full inelastic analysis. It indicates more complex behavior than can be inferred from linear elastic analysis. The objective of this paper is to calculate shakedown, reverse plasticity, ratcheting, and the increase in strain rate as a result of cyclic mechanical and thermal loading. Results are presented in the form of interaction diagrams, similar to the O’Donnell-Porowski plot in the ASME BPV Code, which are effective design tools. [S0094-9930(00)01604-8]
Stress Analysis and Design for Cyclic Loading
Contributed by the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSEL TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received by the PVP Division, July 26, 1999; revised manuscript received July 6, 2000. Associate Technical Editor: C. Jaske.
Carter, P. (July 6, 2000). "Stress Analysis and Design for Cyclic Loading ." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. November 2000; 122(4): 427–430. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1319662
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