Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

43, 1, pp. 51-64, Warsaw 2005

Experimental method of defining biaxial fatigue properties of elastic-plastic construction materials. Part 1 – Model formulation

Artur Cichański, Janusz Sempruch
The paper presents formulation of a method of biaxial fatigue testing in conditions of cyclic uniaxial loads with the use of specimens made of a material characterised by controlled mechanical properties. The origin for the paper was a successful attempt to adapt the plastic potential for describing biaxial fatigue strength made by Troost and El.-Magd (1974) in relation to the ''stress anisotropy'' effect, pointed out by him. On the basis of the carried-out reasoning, a model formulation of the allowable stress amplitude was introduced, which is a formalised record of the relations between the fatigue stress amplitudes and the yield stresses. The article suggests an experimental method of defining the appointed model parameters, which is a development of Szczepiński's method (Szczepiński, 1963).
Keywords: biaxial fatigue; yield surface; testing methods