System for automated crack growth testing under random loading

Sunder, R (1984) System for automated crack growth testing under random loading. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Conventional FCP test procedures were developed Mainly for constant amplitude loading. With a view to cater to the two additional requirements described above, procedures were recently developed at NAL for fully automated FCP testing under random load sequences. They permit stress and K-controlled testing under any given load sequence including constant amplitude, programmed block, arbitrary peak/trough and Markov Matrix based random loading. This paper describes features of test software and hardware developed for random load testing with K-control, crack length and crack opening/closing load measurement and on-line Modification of test load sequence through rainflow analysis.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Random loading;Crack growth;Testing
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    Division/Department: Materials Science Division
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:53

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