Tag: Strain Gauging

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, demonstrating the fact that although approximate equipment loads

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Fatigue Assessment of Welded Joints

1. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION Deacon Engineers carried out the design of large, rotating digesters for the treatment of municipal solid waste. The digesters are approximately 65m long and 4.5m in diameter and rotate continuously, at 1 rpm, while processing up to 500 tonnes of waste. Due to the cyclic nature of the loading, careful attention had

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