- Volume 20 Issue 1
For mechanical systems operating at high tempertature, thermal fatigue phenomenon has been recognized as a major cause of mechanical component failures. To evaluate cumulative fatigue damage as a conesquence of thermal fatugue on real time, the stress tranfer function(Green's function) approach is popularly used. The objective of this paper is to investigate the effect of thermophsical properties on the stress tranfer function. For this purpose a modified Green's function approach considering temperature-dependent thermophysical properties is proposed. Two case studies were performed and the proposed approach agrees well with full finite element analysis.
Stress Transfer Function;Finite Element Method;On-Line Monitoring;Thermal Stress