A study of fatigue data editing using the Short-Time Fourier Transform (STFT)

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Abstract

This study presents the development of the STFT-based fatigue data editing technique that will be used as a tool to accelerate for accelerating fatigue testing. This technique was performed by removing low amplitude cycles contained in the original signal in order to produce a shortened signal using the Short-Time Fourier Transform (STFT) parameter. The effectiveness of STFT power spectrum was validated using an SAE random fatigue data in order to indicate the relationship between STFT parameter and fatigue damage. The data was separated into two segments, i.e., damage and non-damage segments based on the 100% retention of the original fatigue damage. For the editing process, the STFT power spectrum distribution was used as the parameter to identify the damaged segment according to the power spectrum Cut-Off Level (COL). The low amplitude cycles with power spectrum lower than COL value were then removed from the original signal. Thus, a new edited signal was obtained which has retained almost 100% of the original fatigue damage and has equivalent signal statistic. The edited signal was found to be approximately 84% of the time duration of the original signal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-575
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Fourier transforms
Power spectrum
Fatigue of materials
Fatigue damage
Fatigue testing
Statistics

Keywords

  • Fatigue data editing
  • Random loading
  • Signal processing
  • STFT

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A study of fatigue data editing using the Short-Time Fourier Transform (STFT). / Abdullah, Shahrum; Nizwan, C. K E; Nuawi, Mohd. Zaki.

In: American Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2009, p. 565-575.

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