Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

54, 2, pp. 385-396, Warsaw 2016
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.54.2.385

Fatigue life estimation for selected materials in multiaxial stress states with mean stress

Krzysztof Kluger, Tadeusz Łagoda
This paper proposes a model for estimating fatigue life under multiaxial stress states, based on critical plane concepts, taking into account the effect of mean shear stress. The fatigue life test results calculated on the basis of the proposed model are compared to the experimental ones related to 2017A-T4 and 6082-T6 aluminium alloy, S355J0 alloy steel under
constant-amplitude bending, torsion and proportional combinations of bending and torsion; Ti-6Al-4V alloy under tension-compression, torsion and combination tension-compression – torsion. For the results obtained, statistical analysis is performed by comparing the calculation results proposed by Findley and Dang Van criteria with the experimental data.
Keywords: multiaxial fatigue, mean stress, stress model