Dynamic Analysis of Specimen Under Ultrasonic Fatigue Using Finite Element Method

초음파 피로시험시 시험편의 유한요소 동적 해석

  • Received : 2014.02.10
  • Accepted : 2014.05.26
  • Published : 2014.07.01


An accelerated ultrasonic fatigue test (UFT) was used for analyzing very high cycle fatigue (VHCF, $N_f$ > $10^7$) behaviors of a specimen with a test resonance of 20 kHz. Using the finite element method (FEM), the dynamic behaviors of the specimen was studied by calculating the stresses along its gauge portion, with displacement. The shape of gauge portion profile was assumed to be a hyperbolic according to the stress equation of the UFT. However, as the specimen used in the test had a circular arc profile, the FEM was used for studying the local stresses for two cases of the gauge profile. The results were compared with those obtain from the stress equation of the UFT. The dynamic behavior of the gauge portion could be understood for further comparison with the actual results.


Ultrasonic fatigue test;Resonance;Very high cycle fatigue


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