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A new approach is developed for predicting strain-controlled, low cycle fatigue life at elevated temperature using a proposed energy measure of fatigue damage. This measure of damage, defined as the net tensile hysteretic energy of the fatigue cycle, can be approximated by the damage function σTΔεp, where σT is the maximum stress in the cycle and Δεp is the inelastic strain range. The damage function is applied to predicting effects of hold time and frequency, when time-dependent damage occurs, through failure relations incorporating a variation of Coffin's frequency modified approach. Failure equations are developed for two postulated categories of time-dependent damage.
Manager, Mechanics of Materials, Gas Turbine Products Division, General Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y.
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