1) Choose Input>Project Setup or click Project Setup button . The Project Setup dialog box displays.
Select ASME Sec VIII Div 2 from Fatigue model/code 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.
For this simple loading step, the principal stress direction does not change with time. The loading is proportional. The Proportional check-box in Loading Type group box is automatically checked by the program.
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.