STP1092

    Simulation of Mechanical and Environmental Conditions in Fatigue Crack Growth Testing

    Published: Jan 1990


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    Abstract

    This paper describes testing methods and solutions to problems that are faced in laboratory tests for simulation of realistic service conditions. The methods include fatigue crack growth tests in air and aqueous environments under constant amplitude and spectrum loading. Structural testing is also briefly discussed.

    Keywords:

    fatigue tests, spectrum fatigue, corrosion fatigue, computer control, crack growth, closure, compliance, automation, fatigue testing, fracture testing


    Author Information:

    Solin, J
    Research scientists, Technical Research Centre of Finland, Metals Laboratory, Espoo,

    Häyrynen, J
    Research scientists, Technical Research Centre of Finland, Metals Laboratory, Espoo,


    Paper ID: STP25034S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25034S


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