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    Section IV—Specimens and Their Preparation

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    Fatigue tests to determine the life of components, machines and structures are generally made on the actual parts or scaled models, or on test specimens designed to accommodate a specific type of loading. Fatigue tests to obtain S-Ndiagrams for materials are made with test specimens of relatively simple design for each product; for example, bar, sheet, tubing, and wire. Tubing and wire are usually tested with specimens of the same cross-section as the original product.

    Author Information:

    Johnson, J. B.
    Chief, U. S. Department of the Air Force, Dayton, Ohio

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP47316S