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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.3 P.352~360


Effects of surface finish and treatment on the fatigue behaviour of vibrating cylinder block using frequency response approach

Author(s):  Rahman M. M., Ariffin A. K.

Affiliation(s):  Computational and Experimental Mechanics Group, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM, Bangi, Selangor DE, Malaysia

Corresponding email(s):   mustafiz@eng.ukm.my, kamal@eng.ukm.my

Key Words:  Finite element method, Fatigue life, Surface finish, Surface treatment, Frequency response approach

Rahman M. M., Ariffin A. K.. Effects of surface finish and treatment on the fatigue behaviour of vibrating cylinder block using frequency response approach[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(3): 352~360.

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This paper presents the effects of surface finish and treatment on the high cycle fatigue behaviour of vibrating cylinder block of a new two-stroke free piston engine at complex variable amplitude loading conditions using frequency response approach. Finite element modelling and frequency response analysis was conducted using finite element analysis software Package MSC.PATRAN/MSC.NASTRAN and fatigue life prediction was carried out using MSC.FATIGUE software. Based on the finite element results, different frequency response approach was applied to predict the cylinder block fatigue life. Results for different load histories and material combinations are also discussed. Results indicated great effects for all surface finish and treatment. It is concluded that polished and cast surface finish conditions give the highest and lowest cylinder block lives, respectively; and that Nitrided treatment leads to longest cylinder block life. The results were used to draw contour plots of fatigue life and damage in the worst or most damaging case.

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