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2.2.1.1 Creating a New Project

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To create a new project,

1) Choose File>New..., or click New button  on tool bar.  The New dialog box is displayed.  Check Manually input radio button.

 

 

2) Click OK button.  The Manual Input dialog box is displayed.  From the Stress Unit drop-down menu, choose MPa; from the Stress Method drop-down menu, choose von Mises stress.

 

 

3) In the input editor area, enter the von Mises stresses.  The numbers are separated by comma(,), or semicolon(;), or space.  Note that the stress Count turned form 0 to 9 now.

 

 

4) Click Temperature tab.  Enter temperature value.  If not entered, the program will default the value to 22 degree Celsius. The radio buttons Constant Temperature and Temperature History are for time history type of loading analysis, whereas when Constant Temperature is chosen, the user only needs to enter a single temperature value across the entire time series; when Temperature History is chosen, temperature values are entered for each and every time step.

 

 

5) Click OK button.  Now the project is created and the home window displays.  The default unit of time is "second".  Click radio button step to switch the unit of time to "step".

 

 

To make changes on the manually inputted data, choose Edit>Edit Manual Input or click Edit Manual Input button .  This will bring back the Manual Input dialog box.

 

6) Save your work by clicking File>Save... or Save button . The Save FatiguePlus file dialog box displays.  Select the desired folder in which to save the file.  Enter the file name of your choice in File name: box.  The Fatigue+ files are identified by .fp extension.  If the .fp extension is omitted, the program will add the extension automatically. Click Save button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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