All materials are subject to fatigue and break down eventually. Fatigue testing involves the process of taking a sample and applying force in a repeated fashion to see when it will break or how it performs. The type of fatigue analysis required is determined by the application and environment the material is planned to be subjected to.
Factors that Cause Fatigue:
- Structural Resonance
- Material Purity
Fatigue Testing and Analysis Program Considerations:
- Calculate where to apply stress and what type of stress to apply to desired area
- Calculate the number of cycles that will be applied
- Calculate the amount of stress that will be applied
- Determine the applicable safety factor
Once we understand these factors, the experts at Vista Engineering can create a custom fatigue and fracture testing analysis for your specific application or environment.