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Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor), Albert C.J. Luo (editor)
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor)

Department of Physics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Madrid, Spain


Albert C.J. Luo (editor)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University Ed-wardsville, IL 62026-1805, USA

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The Method of High Order Fatigue Test of Thin Plate Composite Structure With Hard Coating

Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 4(3) (2015) 329--337 | DOI:10.5890/JAND.2015.09.012

Hui Li; Wei Sun; Zhong Luo; Bengchun Wen

School of Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Northeastern University, TX 024-8368-4500, China

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Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is debris or article alien, which may In order to solve the high order fatigue test problem of thin plate composite structure with hard coating, a new test method and its technological process is proposed based on the summarizing the experience of massive experiments. Besides, by considering technical difficulties of the high order fatigue test of the hard coating composite structure, several key techniques are described in details, such as how to measure dynamic strain without damaging the hard coating, how to predict excitation amplitude required by the high order fatigue test, and how to avoid the interference resulted from the strain softening of hard coating and to measure high order nature frequencies accurately. Finally, an experimental test is done to verify the practicability and reliability of this method.


This work was supported by the National Science Foundation of China [grant numbers 51105064]; the National Program on Key Basic Research Project [grant numbers 2012CB026000]; and the Natural Science Foundation of Liaoning Province [grant numbers 201202056].


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