1) Choose Input>Project Setup or click Project Setup button . The Project Setup dialog box displays.
Select Basquin from Fatigue model/code drop-down menu. Select Goodman from Mean stress criterion drop-down menu.
The Bin size spin box is used for rainflow cycle counting. Bin size is the number of bins in stress range histogram and fatigue damage ratio charts. Changing this value will not affect calculation results; rather, it only changes the presentation of the results. The default value is 18. The value range is from 5 to 200.
The von Mises radio button in Basquin basis group box is automatically checked because von Mises stresses were entered.
Because nonproportional loading is not applicable to Basquin model, the Proportional radio button in Loading Type group box is automatically checked by the program.
The Stress type Labeling group is for labeling the charts if the user choose to show node/element number on the charts; checking any of the radio buttons has no effect on the analysis results.
Select report type by checking Summary, or Report, or Detailed report radio button.
2) Fill in Project Information. This step is optional, and the information in this group are entered in free-form format.
Click "OK" button to return to main window.