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Specimen size considerations in fatigue-crack growth rate testing

L. A James

Specimen size considerations in fatigue-crack growth rate testing

by L. A James

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Richland, Wash, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Materials -- Fatigue

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    StatementL. A. James
    SeriesHEDL-TME ; 78-99
    ContributionsHanford Engineering Development Laboratory, United States. Dept. of Energy
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 20, A-7 leaves :
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14879983M

    Effect of test frequency and environment on fatigue crack growth rates in T aluminum at R - .. 57 Effect of temperature on fatigue crack growth rates in T aluminum tested in dry argon .. 59 Effect of temperature on fatigue crack growth rates in. size, generally controlled by stress level. Since most common material contains flaws, the prediction of crack growth is the most studied aspect of fatigue. Crack growth re-sistance, when the crack penetrates into the material, depends on the material as a bulk property. It is no longer a surface phenomenon. The stress intensity factor is an im-.

    Crack growth rate is defined as crack extension per cycle, da/dN. The crack growth rate is obtained by taking the slope of the crack growth curve at the crack length, a, as shown in Figure 2. Various crack growth rate curves can be generated by varying the magnitude of the cyclic loading and/or the size of . It may be size-dependent and a function of test specimen geometry. It can be useful to define limits on ductile fracture behavior. net thickness, BN [L], n—distance between the roots of the side grooves in side-grooved specimens. original crack size, ao [L], n—the physical crack size at the start of testing.

    Figure 1: ATSM standard middle tension test specimen crack growth rate data example. The test data is generated using an ASTM standard middle tension test specimen, with a width: of mm (4 inches) and thickness of mm ( inches). The trend line through the Zone 2 data highlights the exponential behaviour of this data. A model of fatigue crack growth based on an analysis of elastic/plastic stress and strain at the crack tip is presented. It is shown that the fatigue crack growth rate can be calculated by means.


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Specimen size considerations in fatigue-crack growth rate testing by L. A James Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fatigue crack growth rate data are not always geometry-independent in the strict sense since thickness effects sometimes occur. However, data on the influence of thickness on fatigue crack growth rate are mixed. Fatigue crack growth rates over a wide range of Δ K have been reported to either increase, decrease, or remain unaffected as specimen thickness is increased.

@article{osti_, title = {Specimen size considerations in fatigue-crack growth rate testing. [LMFBR; SS]}, author = {James, L A}, abstractNote = {The effect of specimen size upon the fatigue-crack growth behavior of annealed AISI Type stainless steel was studied at two stress ratios at an elevated temperature.

The resulting data were examined in the light of the present ASTM size. Get this from a library. Specimen size considerations in fatigue-crack growth rate testing. [L A James; Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory.; United States.

Department of Energy.]. Near-threshold fatigue crack growth rate. ΔK eff,o. Effective near-threshold fatigue crack growth rate. Hexagonal closed packed phase.

α’ Martensitic phase. Body centred cubic phase. theta. σ o. Yield strength. σ u. Ultimate tensile strength. ε f. Percentage elongation at break. Crack length. Specimen breadth as defined Author: Thorsten Hermann Becker, Nur Mohamed Dhansay, Gerrit Matthys Ter Haar, Kim Vanmeensel.

Specimen Size Considerations in Fatigue Crack Growth Rate An Evaluation of the Round Compact Specimen for Fatigue Crack. environment equation Evaluation fatigue crack growth FCGR data fracture mechanics fracture toughness frequency geometry growth rate data Growth Rate Testing incremental polynomial input intensity factor interval.

Fatigue crack growth testing is a procedure used to determine the rate at which a crack in a specimen will grow under specified, time-varying loading conditions.

The test involves initiating a flaw in the specimen, subjecting the specimen to loading, and employing various crack measuring techniques such as DC potential drop, compliance changes. Fatigue Crack Growth Testing Testing to ASTM E, ASTM E & More. Fatigue Crack Growth Testing is used to characterize the rate at which a preexisting crack will grow under time-varying crack tip driving force.

The fatigue crack growth test, also known as crack propagation or da/dN testing, is performed at LTI using both the compliance and DC potential drop crack length measurement. The specimens used in fatigue crack growth testing are identical to those used in other fracture mechanics tests (see section ).

In the ASTM standard three specimen types are defined: the compact tension, the single-edge bend, and the center-cracked tension. Similar specimen geometries are defined in the British standard. The first part gives general information concerning e64 recommendations and requirements for fatigue crack growth rate testing.

The second part is composed of annexes that describe the special requirements for various specimen configurations, special requirements for testing in aqueous environments, and procedures for non-visual crack size.

The Effect of the Laboratory Specimen on Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Over the past thirty years, laboratory experiments have been devised to develop fatigue crack growth rate data that is representative of the material response.

The crack growth rate data generated in the laboratory is then used to predict the safe operating envelope of a structure. All combined, the restoration effect in pre-set residual stresses, the absence of secondary fatigue cracks and the fatigue crack retardation and arrest periods generated a synergy that resulted in a crack growth rate at the end of the fatigue test that was lower in Sp.

1 and Sp. The fatigue crack growth experiments were made on 10 mm thick compact tension (CT)-specimens with other dimensions shown in Fig. steel Q, is a low carbon steel which is widely used in the low and medium pressure vessels and pipelines in China, was employed to the tests, where the basic mechanics properties of material are showed in Table 1.

Using the crack-opening stress equations (Newman, ), the fatigue-crack growth rate data collapsed into a narrow band, as shown in Figure 8, with several changes in slope (T 1 –T 4) occurring at about the same rate for all stress ratios.

Some differences were observed in the threshold regime for rates lower than about 1E mm/cycle. rate of crack growth, da/ dN Crack growth rates are expressed as a function of the crack tip stress-intensity factor range, AK.

The stress-intensity factor is calculated from ex­ pressions based on linear elastic stress analysis and is a function of crack size, load range, and cracked specimen geometry. Fatigue crack growth data are typically. fatigue crack growth threshold, ∆K th [FL−3/2]—that asymptotic value of ∆K at which da/dN approaches zero.

For most materials an operational, though arbitrary, definition of ∆K th is given as that ∆K which corresponds to a fatigue crack growth rate of 10−10 m/cycle.

The procedure for determining this operational∆K th is given in Discussion—The intent of. The fatigue crack growth rate behaviour of the thick and thin specimens was also reflected in the size of the cyclic plastic zone; at \(\Delta K \mathbin{\lower.3ex\hbox{$\buildrel>\over {\smash{\scriptstyle\sim}\vphantom{_x}}$}} 17 MPa\sqrt m \), the cyclic plastic zone size in the thin specimens was less than that in the thick specimens for.

Figure 1. Fatigue crack propagation graphs: a) K=f(N); b) a=f(N)and c) da/dN=f(ΔK) The fatigue crack growth test results provide an illustration of relations such as: specimen stress intensity vs.

number of cycles (K=f(N)), crack growth vs. number of cycles (a=f(N)); crack growth rate vs. stress intensity factor range (da/dN=f(ΔK)).These experimental curves can be presented, for example, in.

[3] ASTM E Standard test method for m easurement of fatigue crack growth rates. In Annual Book of ASTM Standards, VolumeWest Conshohocken (PA): ASM International; Within and Between Specimen Variability in Fatigue Crack Growth Rates 33 Short-term variability in fatigue crack growth in the parent plate 33 Short-term variability in fatigue crack growth in the weld material 34 Long-term variability in fatigue crack growth in the parent plate FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH RATE TESTING ET, "Tentative Te{t Method for Constant-Load-Amplitude Fatigue Crack Growth Rates Above 10 m/Cycle," in Annual Book of ASTM Standards, American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia,Part.

Small Specimen Test Techniques: fourth volume, Volume 4 Mikhail Sokolov, John D. Landes, Glenn E. Lucas, ASTM International Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications ASTM International, - Light water reactors - pages4/5(1).Fatigue crack growth rates from the threshold regime to the critical region are typically developed, using constant load as well as K-controlled parameters.

ASTM E Static creep crack growth rate measurements using the potential drop method. The compact tension specimen is the standard specimen design for this specification.Fatigue Crack Growth Testing The test measures the rate of growth of a crack from a preexisting sharp “starter crack” under the controlled application of a cyclic load.

During the course of the test, measurements are made of the length of the crack at intervals of cycle count.