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    Application of Low-Cycle Fatigue Test Results to Crack Initiation from Notches

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    Fatigue crack initiation tests were carried out on notched specimens, with Kt values ranging from 1.4 to 4.2, made of a large variety of steels. The paper describes the application of the critical location approach to these tests on the basis of low-cycle fatigue data obtained on smooth specimens under Neuber control straining or under conventional reverse straining (Rε = (εminmax) = −1).


    fatigue crack initiation, low-cycle fatigue, Neuber's rule

    Author Information:

    Truchon, M
    Research Engineer, IRSID, Saint Germain en Laye,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32432S