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    Relaxation of Residual Stress under Fatigue Load Described in Terms of Cyclic-Plastic Deformation Model

    S. Kwofie1

    Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol.8, No.4, pp. 295-306, 2012, DOI:10.32604/sdhm.2012.008.295

    Abstract Fatigue life of components may be enhanced by mechanical surface treatments, such as shot penning, which induce compressive residual stresses in the component's surface. Under cyclic/fatigue loads, however, relaxation of the residual stress may occur thus, reducing the optimum benefit of the surface treatment. For health monitoring / life prediction under such conditions it is important to be able to assess stress relaxation in real-time. However, the phenomenon of cyclic relaxation of residual stress is not well understood and its tracking during component operation is a technical challenge. By means of cyclic plastic deformation model and the Matlab/Simulink Program cyclic… More >

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