Model for fatigue lifetime prediction of torsion bars subjected to plastic presettingVinko Močilnik
, Nenad Gubeljak
, Jožef Predan
, 2011, original scientific article
Abstract: The torsion presetting of a spring-bar is a common technique for extending the elastic twist-angle and increasing torque, but it reduces fatigue lifetime.Spring-bars are used as shock absorbers in caterpillar machines. Spring-bars, made from high strength fine-grain steel, grade VCN, provide a high level of absorbed energy. Any slight change in the presetting procedure has a strong influence on fatigue-lifetime. Within the same loading range, springs can exhibit low-cyclic or high-cyclic fatigue behavior regarding different presetting levels. A model for fatigue-lifetime and shear-stress levels is proposed on the basis of performed tests. Considering prescribed fatigue tests, it is possible to optimize a spring bar's geometry, in order to survive the required number of cycles.
Keywords: presetting, torsion, spring-bars, fatigue, lifetime, cyclic fatigue, torque, spring steel
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