STP743: Effect of Residual Stress on Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Measurement

    Bucci, RJ
    Technical specialist, Engineering Properties and Design Division, Alcoa Laboratories, Alcoa Center, Pa.

    Pages: 20    Published: Jan 1981


    Examples are given where influence of residual stress leads to erroneous interpretation of fatigue crack growth rate measurements made in accordance with ASTM Method E 647-78T. The experimental data presented form a basis for modification of applicable ASTM documents to give recognition to problems caused by residual stress, and to suggest guidelines for minimization of their effect on fracture property measurement.


    residual stress, fracture mechanics, fatigue, fatigue crack growth, test methods (metals), mechanical properties (metals)

    Paper ID: STP28789S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28789S

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