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Title: The Effect of Impact Damage on the Fatigue Life of Steel.
Author: Thomas, Suzanne Louise
Awarding Body: University of Glamorgan
Current Institution: University of South Wales
Date of Award: 2008
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The aim of the research was to investigate the effect of impact damage on the fatigue life of steel using both experimental and finite element methods. Any component that is subjected to a single impact may have not only noticeable surface damage, but also residual stresses in its surface and subsurface layers. These residual stresses may reduce or possibly improve the fatigue life of the component. The objectives of the research were, therefore, to investigate what effect the size of an impacting object has on the fatigue life of a specimen and also to evaluate experimentally how the amount of single impact energy affects the fatigue life of specimens.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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