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Title: Fatigue strength analysis of notched aluminium specimens using the highly stressed volume method
Authors: Van Hooreweder, Brecht ×
Moens, David
Boonen, Rene
Sas, Paul #
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Series Title: Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures vol:35 issue:2 pages:154-159
Article number: FFEMS-4790
Abstract: This paper describes a methodology to analyse the fatigue strength of notched aluminium 7075 T7531 specimens using the highly stressed volume method. A straightforward test setup was developed to load test samples with different stress concentrations in repeated bending at high frequency. The highly stressed volumes are precisely determined using static finite element analysis in combination with Matlab for post-processing. Mean values of the local endurable stress amplitudes are calculated by means of the staircase method. The results indicate that the highly stressed volume can be used as an accurate and efficient design parameter to take the notch-effect in aluminium components into account.
ISSN: 8756-758X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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