Determining Damaging Fatigue Cycles under Influence of Random Loadings using the Root-Mean-Square Level / M. Mahmud ...[et al.]

Mahmud, M. and K. Singh, S. S. and Abdullah, S. and Ariffin, A. K. and Nopiah, Z. M. (2018) Determining Damaging Fatigue Cycles under Influence of Random Loadings using the Root-Mean-Square Level / M. Mahmud ...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 5 (3). pp. 156-167. ISSN 18235514


The aim of this paper is to investigate the damaging fatigue cycles criterion using the root-mean-square level under the influence of random loads for coil spring. Fatigue life cycle analysis especially in signal processing involves high computational effort because it deals with large quantity of data from vibratory loads obtained from the coil spring. The captured data of frequent low amplitude cycles generally consist of noise or vibrations which are meaningless and not significant for analysis. Therefore, a criterion using the root-mean-square level is proposed in assessing fatigue life of the captured strain signal from the coil spring. Four strain signals were analysed statistically using global statistics and distribution fitting. Fatigue damage was determined using the Morrow model and control charts were used in the classification of predefined damaging cycles. For evaluating the contribution of these cycles to fatigue damage, cycle elimination process was performed. The results showed a significant reduction of 48%−62% in damage values with damage probability ranging from 0.9362 to 0.9999. Hence, the criterion is useful and has potential to be extended in determining damaging cycles in fatigue analysis in indicating the damaging effects for coil spring.


Item Type: Article
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Mahmud, M.
K. Singh, S. S.
Abdullah, S.
Ariffin, A. K.
Nopiah, Z. M.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 5
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 156-167
Keywords: damage; fatigue; random; root-mean-square; suspension
Date: 2018
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