Fatigue Testing and Evaluation of Fatigue Strength under Multiaxial Stress State; Why do we need fatigue testing?

Takamoto Itoh, Fumio Ogawa, Takahiro Morishita

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Types of multiaxial fatigue tests and their experimental results are presented in this paper. There are typical three types in multiaxial fatigue tests: The combining push-pull and reversed torsion loading test using hollow cylinder specimen, the biaxial tension-compression test using cruciform specimen and the inner pressure applied the push-pull loading test using the hollow cylinder specimen. In the combining a push-pull loading and a reversed torsion loading test, failure life under non-proportional loading in which principal directions of stress and strain were changed in a cycle was shortened compared to proportional loading in which those are fixed. Fatigue lives were well-correlated using a non-proportional strain range considering the effect of strain path and material dependence. In the biaxial tension-compression test, the failure life decreased with increase of the principal strain ratio. In the inner pressure applied the push-pull loading test, cyclic deformation behaviour due to complex loading paths of multiaxial fatigue tests with the inner pressure associated with push-pull and rev. torsion acted to reduce the failure lives. Experimental investigation of multiaxial failure life and elucidation of their governing mechanism is essential and it can broaden the applicability of structural components.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01050
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 30
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Joint Conference on Advanced Engineering and Technology, IJCAET 2017 and International Symposium on Advanced Mechanical and Power Engineering, ISAMPE 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2017 Aug 242017 Aug 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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