Published Online: 01 January 1976
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The fatigue life of copper can be extended by intermittently electroplating layers of nickel onto the copper. By electroplating every 25% of the anticipated life, the fatigue life of copper cyclically stressed at ± 14 500 psi (± 99 974 kPa) can be extended indefinitely.
Assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
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