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Fretting Fixture for High-Cycle Fatigue Test Machine

Abstract: 

A fretting fixture accessory for a_test machine (10) that induces high-cycle fatigue (at kilohertz vibration rates) in a specimen of a material under test. The fretting fixture (20) is clamped to the test specimen (21), for the purpose of testing for fretting damage. The fixture (20) is designed to provide both the normal and shearing forces that result in fretting damage.

Patent Number: 
6,601,456
Date Of Issue: 
08/05/2003
Inventors: 

David L. Davidson; Thomas E. Owen; John B. Campbell