A question on rail freight car terminology

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Hi everyone.
I need some help from English-speaking professionals.
I'm trying to find a proper wording for "Calculations made to show the fatigue resistance of a railcar to which multicycle loading is applied"
Would someone please advise how to rephrase the phrase so it sounds good and professional?
"Calculations of fatigue resistance of the car for/with/under/in case of multicycle loading ", probably? Though I’m not sure about the preposition (being no native English speaker, I'm kind of having a hard time).
Thank you.
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im not toaly clear on what you are trying to say, but my best guess is

Calculations made to show the fatigue resistance of a railcar to repeated loading and unloading cycles.


New Member
Thanks everybody for your concern. Now I think the best way to put it is "Calculations of the fatigue resistance of a car subject to cyclic loading".


New Member
Thank you very much.
I have another question up my sleeve. :)
How do you normally put it when a newly made rail car is subject to test loads to see it meets all the requirements... if the car successfully passes all the tests and stays undamaged - in this case the product "withstands the design loads undamaged" or it "withstands the design loads without damage" or just "successfully withstands the design loads"? Which is more correct or more to the point?


typedef char badiron;
If you've stated that the rail car was subjected to test loads, then you could simply state that it meets all design requirements.

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