White paper – Strain Gauging and Fatigue

This whitepaper discusses the benefits of strain gauging when applied to fatigue assessments of critical mechanical equipment. The basic principles of fatigue analysis are discussed, with a focus on the effect of errors in assessment inputs. Finally, the strain gauging results for a drum separator are presented. These results demonstrate the fact that although approximate equipment loads are often known in advance, the actual loads can vary to the degree that calculated fatigue lives are significantly affected.

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