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Cyclic thermomechanical testing of 316 stainless steel

Buss, T.M.; Hyde, Christopher J.

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T.M. Buss

Christopher J. Hyde


Materials used for components such as power plant steam pipes, gas turbines discs and die forming machinery can be subject to combinations of extreme loading and temperature conditions. In addition, the materials can contain or develop cracks. Once a crack has initiated, the conditions under which the components operate can cause these cracks to propagate. This paper is concerned with the experimental testing of 316 stainless steel, corner cracked samples under thermomechanical fatigue conditions, and the measurement of the crack propagation during testing using alternating current potential difference readings. Fracture mechanics (Paris Law) methods have been used in the processing of the experimental data.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 15, 2014
Online Publication Date Jan 19, 2015
Deposit Date Sep 19, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 19, 2017
Journal Materials at High Temperatures
Print ISSN 0960-3409
Electronic ISSN 1878-6413
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 3
Keywords Thermo-mechanical fatigue, Crack growth, 316 stainless steel, High temperature, Fracture mechanics
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Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Materials at High Temperatures on 19/01/2015, available online:


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