Term of the Road Dictionary

rainflow count method

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Scientific and Technical Tools Physics and Chemistry
  • Definition : Algorithm used in the analysis of fatigue data in order to reduce a spectrum of varying stress into a set of simple stress reversals. Note: its importance is that it allows the application of Miner's rule in order to assess the fatigue life of a structure subject to complex loading.
  • Synonyms : rainflow counting method

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