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Rain flow cycle distributions for fatigue life prediction under Gaussian load processes

Lindgren, Georg LU and Rychlik, Igor LU (1987) In Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 10(3). p.251-260
Abstract
We present a new and simple definition of the Rain Flow Cycle count method for the analysis of a random load process. It is combined with the Palmgren-Miner damage rule, and a stochastic model for the fatigue life and fatigue limit variability. Algorithms are presented which make it possible to calculate the RFC-amplitude distribution, based on a Markov Chain approximation of local maxima and minima. The method derived would apply to structures subjected to random fatigue loads such as acoustic noise, random vibration or sea waves, etc.
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251 - 260
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  author       = {Lindgren, Georg and Rychlik, Igor},
  issn         = {1460-2695},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {251--260},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures},
  title        = {Rain flow cycle distributions for fatigue life prediction under Gaussian load processes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-2695.1987.tb00482.x},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {1987},
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