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    Some Thermal Fatigue Characteristics of Mild Steel for Heat Exchangers

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    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)

    Author Information:

    Laub, JS
    Senior engineer, Carrier Corp., Syracuse, N.Y.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27889S