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Theoretical basis and practical aspects of small specimen creep testing

Hyde, Thomas H.; Hyde, Christopher J.; Sun, Wei

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Thomas H. Hyde

Wei Sun


Interest in and the application of small specimen creep test techniques are increasing. This is because it is only possible to obtain small samples of material in some situations, for example, the scoop samples that are removed from in-service components, the heat-affected zones that are created when welds are used to join components and the desire to produce only small amounts of material in alloy development programmes. It is therefore important to review and compare the theoretical basis and practical aspects of each of the small specimen creep testing methods, in order to clearly understand which of the methods is the best for any specific application. This article provides the theoretical basis for each commonly used test method.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 7, 2012
Online Publication Date Oct 26, 2012
Publication Date Feb 1, 2013
Deposit Date Sep 19, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 19, 2017
Journal Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design
Print ISSN 0309-3247
Electronic ISSN 2041-3130
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 2
Pages 112-125
Keywords Mechanical Engineering; Modelling and Simulation; Mechanics of Materials; Applied Mathematics
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