application of the Cumulative Fatigue Damage Theory to practical problems 600032
THIS PAPER presents an analysis of the Corten-Dolan cumulative fatigue damage theory. This equation was used to predict total cycles to failure for random dynamic loading on chains operating over sprockets in the laboratory.
This theory takes into account all peak stresses to which the part is subjected. And it assumes that the various stress ranges are not applied in any given sequence.
The author also describes various other methods for predicting cycles to failure for steels subjected to varying load ranges.*