Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics
50, 4, pp. 923-931, Warsaw 2012
Modification of the LSM criteria to approximate test data for fatigue crack growth rate
Modification of the least squares method criteria is presented. It is intended to enhance the approximation of test data for fatigue crack growth rate. In particular, changes are introduced to improve approximation in the cases when the range of values for at least one of the variables is within the range of several orders of magnitude or differs from the range of values for other variables. Differences between particular criteria and their influence on the approximation of test data is illustrated further on. Calculations are conducted for aluminum alloy 2024 taken from Mi-2 helicopter rotor blades.
Keywords: fatigue crack propagation; NASGRO equation; method of least squares (LSM)