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DevTMF – Towards code of practice for thermo-mechanical fatigue crack growth


S. Stekovic

J. P. Jones

M. T. Whittaker

V. Norman

S. Pattison


R. J. Lancaster

D. Leidermark

J. Moverare


© 2020 Elsevier Ltd The current paper presents work on identification and evaluation of a range of factors influencing accuracy and comparability of data generated by three laboratories carrying out stress-controlled thermo-mechanical fatigue crack growth tests. It addresses crack length measurements, heating methods and temperature measurement techniques. It also provides guidance for pre-cracking and use of different specimen geometries as well as Digital Image Correlation imaging for crack monitoring. The majority of the tests have been carried out on a coarse grain polycrystalline nickel-base superalloy using two phase angles, Out-of-Phase and In-Phase cycles with a triangular waveform and a temperature range of 400–750 °C.


Stekovic, S., Jones, J. P., Engel, B., Whittaker, M. T., Norman, V., Rouse, J. P., …Moverare, J. (2020). DevTMF – Towards code of practice for thermo-mechanical fatigue crack growth. International Journal of Fatigue, 138, Article 105675.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 28, 2020
Online Publication Date May 8, 2020
Publication Date Sep 1, 2020
Deposit Date May 19, 2020
Publicly Available Date May 9, 2022
Journal International Journal of Fatigue
Print ISSN 0142-1123
Electronic ISSN 1879-3452
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 138
Article Number 105675
Keywords Mechanical Engineering; Modelling and Simulation; Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; General Materials Science; Mechanics of Materials
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