Fatigue+ Tutorial 1 – Basquin Model with ASTM1049 Rainflow Counting
This tutorial provides a step-by-step demonstration for Basquin fatigue analysis using FatiguePlus. A mechanical component made of ASTM A36 is loaded with cyclic von Mises stress history. The stress history is taken from Fig. 6 of ASTM E1049, Standard Practices for Cycle Counting in Fatigue Analysis, amplified by 10 times. Consider a corrosive environment factor of 0.90 and a notch effect factor of 0.70. Use Basquin model and Goodman mean stress criterion, calculate the fatigue life of the component.
Fatigue+ Tutorial 9 – ASME Sec VIII Div 2 Presssure Vessel Welded Shell
This tutorial provides a step-by-step demonstration for ASME Section VIII Division 2 pressure vessel weld fatigue analysis using Fatigue+ software.
SFAT Tutorial 10 – AASHTO LRFD Bridge Plate Girder
SFAT software tutorial on fatigue life analysis of highway bridge plate girder per AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.
Rainflow Cycle Counting Example
Rainflow cycle counting is the best cycle counting method up to date, and has become the industrial de facto standard. This video will demonstrate how this algorithm is implemented by an example. Followng the steps in this example, you will find that rainflow counting is actually not too hard to do.