U.Waterloo : A Tutorial on Fatigue Testing and Design


Note: This web site is being moved. Some links may not function properly for a few days. Oct 15)

Note: The following is a work in progress. Some of it was needed for students,
so I put it on-line. As more chapters are completed they will be added. F.A.C. Feb2017
Last updates Aug26 2017, Oct.15 2017

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Test Hardware

Chapter 3: Load Measurement

Chapter 4: Strain Measurement

Chapter 5: Specimen Testing

Chapter 6: Computer Setups

Chapter 7: Notches and Stress Concentrations

Chapter 8: Computing Fatigue Life

Chapter 9: Cycle Counting

Chapter 10: Using Fatigue Software

Chapter 11: Post Processing FEA Results