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    Unsupervised Time-series Fatigue Damage State Estimation of Complex Structure Using Ultrasound Based Narrowband and Broadband Active Sensing

    S.Mohanty1, A. Chattopadhyay2, J. Wei3, P. Peralta4

    Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol.5, No.3, pp. 227-250, 2009, DOI:10.3970/sdhm.2009.005.227

    Abstract This paper proposes unsupervised system identification based methods to estimate time-series fatigue damage states in real-time. Ultrasound broadband input is used for active damage interrogation. Novel damage index estimation techniques based on dual sensor signals are proposed. The dual sensor configuration is used to remove electrical noise, as well as to improve spatial resolution in damage state estimation. The scalar damage index at any particular damage condition is evaluated using nonparametric system identification techniques, which includes an empirical transfer function estimation approach and a correlation analysis approach. In addition, the effectiveness of two sensor configurations More >

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    On Fatigue Damage Computation in Random Loadings with Threshold Level and Mean Value Influence

    D. Benasciutti1, R. Tovo1

    Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol.2, No.3, pp. 149-164, 2006, DOI:10.3970/sdhm.2006.002.149

    Abstract The probability density functions used to characterize the distribution of fatigue cycles in random loads are usually defined over an infinite domain. This means that they give a non-zero probability to count cycles with an infinitely large peak or valley, which however seems of less physical sense. Moreover, practically all the methods existing in the literature completely neglect the negative effect on fatigue strength produced by fatigue cycles with positive mean values. With theses premises, this work tries to further extending the probabilistic theory used by the frequency-domain methods by addressing to distinct problems. First,… More >

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    A Fatigue Damage Model for FRP Composite Laminate Systems Based on Stiffness Reduction

    Ying Zhao1, Mohammad Noori1,2, Wael A. Altabey1,3,*, Ramin Ghiasi4, Zhishen Wu1

    Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 85-103, 2019, DOI:10.32604/sdhm.2019.04695

    Abstract This paper introduces a stiffness reduction based model developed by the authors to characterize accumulative fatigue damage in unidirectional plies and (0/θ/0) composite laminates in fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite laminates. The proposed damage detection model is developed based on a damage evolution mechanism, including crack initiation and crack damage progress in matrix, matrix-fiber interface and fibers. Research result demonstrates that the corresponding stiffness of unidirectional composite laminates is reduced as the number of loading cycles progresses. First, three common models in literatures are presented and compared. Tensile viscosity, Young’s modulus and ultimate tensile stress… More >

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    Fatigue Damage Development in a Steel Based MMC

    V. Tvergaard1, T. Ørts Pedersen1

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.1, No.2, pp. 89-94, 2000, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2000.001.249

    Abstract The development of fatigue damage in a tool-steel metal matrix discontinuously reinforced with TiC particulates is analysed using a numerical cell model. The material is subjected to cyclic loading, and the matrix material is represented by a cyclic plasticity model, which uses a superposition of kinematic and isotropic hardening, with continuum damage mechanics incorporated to model fatigue damage evolution. The cell model represents a material with transversely staggered particulates. With focus on low cycle fatigue, the effect of balanced as well as unbalanced cyclic loading is studied. More >

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    Fatigue Damage Accumulation in a Cu-based Shape Memory Alloy: Preliminary Investigation

    F. Casciati1, S. Casciati2, L. Faravelli1, A. Marzi1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.23, No.3, pp. 287-306, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.023.287

    Abstract The potential offered by the main features of shape memory alloys (SMA) in Structural Engineering applications is object of attention since two decades. The main issues concern the predictability of the material behavior and the fatigue lifetime of macro structural elements (as different from wire segments). In this paper, the fatigue characteristics, at given temperatures, of multigrain samples of a specific Cu-based alloy are investigated. The results of laboratory tests on bar specimens are discussed. The target is to model the manner in which the effects of several loading-unloading cycles of different amplitude cumulate. More >

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