Accession Number : ADD007621

Title :   Fatigue Cycle Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Goes,Michael J

Report Date : 03 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A fatigue cycle sensor can integrate force with respect to time. The sensor has a body with a bore. A plunger is mounted in the bore for relative motion therethrough in response to force applied behind the plunger. The plunger is sized for an interference fit in the bore. This interference fit results in deformation in response to relative motion between the plunger and body. The foregoing sensor has many applications including estimating fatigue in weapons. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Detectors, *Fatigue tests(Mechanics), Cyclic tests, Sizes(Dimensions), Gun barrels, Stress analysis, Fatigue life, Estimates, Fittings

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE