The objective of this research is to develop a Windows-based program to present the fatigue crack growth rate and mode I stress intensity factor range data. Microsoft Visual Basic was used to write the code. The program developed in this study calls out the input data in terms of crack length (α) and the number of cycles (Ν). Secant and seven point polynomial distribution was used to fit the data. The installation procedure for the program was copied onto a disk to install the program. Future work is needed to further modify the a-N data and therefore to present da/dN-ΔΚ plots as well as to include normal, lognormal and Weibull models in the program.
& Goswami, T.
(2002). A Window-Based Software for Fatigue Crack Growth Data Reduction. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 13 (5-6), 333-351.