The wear and tear
of machine components and material items needs to be quantified to provide
an estimate of the useful life of a given component (shaft, gear, bearing
etc). Data is accumulated from historical tests on similar items. In-use
variables provide measurement metrics with which to build a prediction model.
variables are usually maximum stress or strain or bearing load and direction
of load, cycles of stress or RPM and time. In the case of aerospace
vehicles, sonic noise and vibration are often primary. "Cycles to Failure"
is often the primary analysis output.
We have performed fatigue analysis on centriugal fans
for nuclear power plant HVAC mechanical equipment.
Last updated 24-Dec-2014
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