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2.2.3.2 Project Setup

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1) Choose Input>Project Setup or click Project Setup button .  The Project Setup dialog box displays. 

 

 

Because the 6 component strains are entered, the program automatically select Kandil-Brown-Miller criterion under the Multiaxial fatigue model.  All other fatigue models and codes are disabled.

 

Since the beneficial effect of compressive strains is not considered, check Ignore normal compressive benefit radio button.

 

From the last step it has been revealed from the strain chart that the angle of principle strains vary with time; therefore the loading type is nonproportional. Check Nonproportional radio button in the Loading type group box.

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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