MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Multi-Axial, Variable and Complex Loadings|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
An innovative system for uncoupled bending/torsion tests by tri-axis shaker: numerical simulations and experimental results
Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, via Saragat 1, 44122, Ferrara, Italy
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This work describes a new testing system for applying a coupled/uncoupled bendingtorsion loading in vibratory tests by a tri-axis shaker. The system is composed of a cylindrical specimen with eccentric tip masses, excited by horizontal and/or vertical base accelerations. The specimen tip is constrained by a lateral thin and flexible plate which impedes any bending when the specimen is excited horizontally, but which permits the specimen torsional rotation. This layout then allows torsional and bending deformations to be produced and controlled independently, when vertical and horizontal base accelerations are applied simultaneously. A finite element model is first used to estimate the system dynamic response and the stresses in the notched specimen section. The model is then validated through experimental tests under harmonic base accelerations. The strains at clamping system are also monitored to indirectly estimate the bending and torsion moment in the specimen. Comparison of numerical and experimental results showed a close correlation and proved that bending-torsion loading are truly uncoupled. Preliminary fatigue tests with harmonic bending loading (vertical base excitation) are finally compared to the constant amplitude S-N curve, showing a quite satisfactory agreement.
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