- how can i define above load so that it is applied for one complete cycle.
- Note- If i choose cycles as option for unit name it shows 1 block as one cycle is this the first block or the second one
The six points in your graph connected by five lines the load-time history. The y axis is the scale factor of any load in your model and those six points define 1 block of fatigue. Let's say the 6 points in your graph go from 0 to 60 seconds and that is 1 block.
If I have single axis accelerometer data in units of G that represents 60 seconds of vibration, I would apply a 1 G load (standard earth gravity) to the Static Structural model. If the fatigue life prediction says the minimum life is 60,000 blocks, that is 360,000 seconds or 1,000 hours.
Also sir i am very much interested to learn frequency based fatigue is there any online way to learn it please share the link or i am at my own for learning?
I trimmed your figure to take out the white space.
You show an 80 minute block. So if the fatigue tool says minimum life is 7,500 cycles then that is 600,000 minutes or 10,000 hours.
There are many tutorials on YouTube just search for mechanical fatigue failure and there are lots of hits.
Actually my basic question is how does ansys knows that loads that i input has to be at the length of different interval as an example i will attach a link for my dat file. In that file we only have to fill first column and nothing else so how does software recognizes the length of loading interval.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VuqtTpxBpwmgUYS6whsSeZFRS32SEaq3
ANSYS doesn't care show long the block takes to complete.
(You can make it care if you are working with a creep material model).
Fatigue calculations are based on changes in load amplitude.
Here is your load column:
That is equivalent to
All ANSYS cares about is the change in load. You can keep track of the block period. ANSYS doesn't care if the block takes seconds, minutes or hours for one block. That is only for your benefit.
Thank you sir for your help now let us consider that i have to use a creep material model then i will introduce it at the time of defining material data itself then how does ansys take that into account as you just said that " you can make it care if you are using a creep material model". I am really curious to know how do we take care of block length and how does it affects material differently during creep.