Journal Published Online: 01 November 1987
Volume 15, Issue 6

Near-Threshold Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior for 316 Stainless Steel



Fatigue crack growth threshold behavior of Type 316 stainless steel was studied in air at 24°C to evaluate the effects of load-shedding rate and specimen geometry on ultra-low crack growth rates. Load-shedding rates greater than the maximum rate recommended in the proposed ASTM test procedure were found to have no substantial effect on the threshold behavior. At very low ΔK levels, crack growth rates were apparently dependent on environmental effects and the degree of plastic constraint.

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Mills, WJ
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, West Mifflin, PA
James, LA
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, West Mifflin, PA
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11029J