Senior engineer, Carrier Corp., Syracuse, N.Y.
Pages: 16 Published: Jan 1976
Thermal fatigue of mild steel has received little attention until recently even though this material is used extensively in heat exchangers for gas-fired appliances. A survey of the thermal fatigue problem of thin shell mild steel structures subjected to arbitrary temperature fields is given. Data from end-constrained thermally cycled test specimens is also presented. These data have been validated through use in developing production heat exchangers.
thermal fatigue, heat exchangers, steels, fatigue (materials)
Paper ID: STP27889S