By assuming a linear cumulative damage hypothesis for strain cycling, theories are developed in this paper for fatigue life under varying strain amplitude, residual ductility after a given history of strain cyling, and life under mean strain condition. These predictions are based on uniaxial completely reversed cycling behavior. The expressions obtained were compared with the experimental results on 2024-T351 aluminum alloy as well as other data available in the literature. The agreements between theories and experiments were found to be satisfactory.

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