Accelerated Test Method for Validation of Vehicle Components Subjected to Fatigue Failure 2007-26-072
This paper describes the procedure of root cause analysis and evaluation of the life of a component that is prone to fatigue failures. The durability testing of components subjected to continuous vibrations in their operating conditions tend to fail after long period of exposure. This makes it difficult and time consuming to test and analyse them in the actual operating conditions. This paper establishes a method of accelerated durability testing for failure modes and life cycle based on the results of Frequency Response Function and modal analysis. This helped in reducing the product development / improvement time.