A General Method for the Fatigue-Resistant Design of Mechanical Components—Part 1: Graphical

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L. D. Mitchell, D. T. Vaughan

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Va.

J. Eng. Ind 97(3), 965-969 (Aug 01, 1975) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438711 History: Received February 14, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


This paper presents a graphical method for the direct solution of fatigue design problems where the mode of overloading is to be taken into account. The material fatigue failure diagram is modified to give a new failure diagram called the safety diagram. The infinity of possible component designs is described by a line called the locus of design points. The intersection of the locus of design points with the safety failure diagram yields a direct design solution. Because of graphical difficulties, the method is limited to those cases where the locus of design points and the load lines are straight lines.

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