On fatigue life under stationary Gaussian random loads Academic Article uri icon


  • Load parameters for a stationary Gaussian random load are taken as the location, scale and shape parameters of its power spectrum. The centre frequency of a power spectrum is proposed as a measure of fatigue life. A fatigue life function, formulated in terms of the load parameters, is evaluated from the test results obtained by fatigue testing a structural steel under six different power spectral shapes. The concept of a shape operator is employed to correlate fatigue lives under different power spectral shapes. 1973.

published proceedings

  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics

author list (cited authors)

  • Talreja, R.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Talreja, Ramesh

publication date

  • January 1973