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    On the Estimation of Notch Fatigue Limits by Using the Theory of Critical Distances: L, a0 and Open Notches

    L. Susmel1,2, D. Taylor2, R. Tovo1
    Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 1-18, 2008, DOI:10.3970/sdhm.2008.004.001
    Abstract This paper investigates some theoretical aspects related to the use of the Theory of Critical Distances (TCD) when employed to estimate notch fatigue limits. The linear-elastic TCD takes as a starting point the hypothesis that notched components are in their fatigue limit condition when an effective stress, whose value depends on a characteristic length, equals the material plain fatigue limit. Such an idea can be formalised by following different strategies: either assuming that the effective stress depends only on the profile of the stress field damaging the fatigue process zone and the reference distance is a material property or assuming… More >

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    Modeling of a Surface Contact Stress for Spur Gear Mechanism using Static and Transient Finite Element Method

    F. R. M. Romlay1
    Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 19-28, 2008, DOI:10.3970/sdhm.2008.004.019
    Abstract This paper presents a surface contact static stress of a spur gear system combined with dynamic characteristic using transient Finite Element Method (FEM). Traditionally, the static stress analysis is done separately with dynamic properties due to limitation of complex equation and avoiding of error occurred. However, in this paper, static stress information is combined with the dynamic mechanism due to the time consuming during the design and analysis stage. A transient FEM analysis is carried out to formulate and solve large systems of algebraic equations in order to obtain a relationship between the contact parameter and the kinematics function. The… More >

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    Energy Absorption of Thin-walled Corrugated Crash Box in Axial Crushing

    H. Ghasemnejad1, H. Hadavinia1,2, D. Marchant1, A. Aboutorabi1
    Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 29-46, 2008, DOI:10.3970/sdhm.2008.004.029
    Abstract In this paper the crashworthiness capabilities of thin-walled corrugated crash boxes in axial crushing relative to flat sidewall boxes from the same material are investigated. In order to achieve this, various design of corrugated aluminium alloy 6060 temper T4 crash boxes were chosen and their axial crushing behaviour under impact loading was studied by developing a theoretical model based on Super Folding Element theory and by conducting finite element analysis using LS-DYNA in ANSYS. From the theoretical and FE analysis the crush force efficiency, the specific energy absorption and the frequency and amplitude of fluctuation of the dynamic crush force… More >

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    Optimum Blank Design Using Modified Sensitivity Approach

    F.R. Biglari1, A. Agahi1, O. Nikfarjam2, B. M. Dariani1, K. Nikbin3
    Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 47-52, 2008, DOI:10.3970/sdhm.2008.004.047
    Abstract A modified sensitivity analysis has been applied to an elastic-plastic finite element analysis 3D blank design in sheet metal forming. In recent literature, the sensitivity method has successfully been applied to several arbitrary shapes. However, in the present paper the sensitivity coefficients are not considered constant during the analysis. The presented approach computes the new coefficients from the two last iterations. This method can produce an initial blank boundary shape that has any arbitrary flange shape. A cup with uniform flange has been studied in detail and results show a faster solution convergence than the published sensitivity method. Experimental tests… More >

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