Zero Crossings, Peaks and Material Fatigue

  • Heinz Parkus
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 9)


To determine the life expectancy of a structure or the probability of its failure, the probability for the stress to exceed a given value,*) as well as of the mean frequency of this exceedance, must be known. In addition, it will be important to know the distribution of subsequent stress peaks. All these questions are, in general, difficult to answer, particularly so for nonlinear structures.


Load Cycle Nonlinear Structure Random Vibration Zero Crossing Narrow Frequency Band 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Parkus
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  1. 1.Technical University of ViennaAustria

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