Crunch: normalization of rainflow cycle counts


Would you please explain how to compare different files of rainflow cycle counts when they are normalized. I don’t understand what to do because the load values (first column) are different.



It has nothing to do with normalization. You cannot let Crunch choose the maximum range automatically if you want to compare files. I usually do statistics of all the data and find the maximum range. I then use that for all the cycle-counting runs.

That’s a hassle, so in MCrunch I changed it so the user specifies the bin widths and MCrunch adds new bins if it needs them.

Thank you for the reply. All paths lead to MCrunch; there I shall go.