SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

Cumulative Creep-Fatigue Damage Evolution in an Austenitic Stainless Steel


A model of cumulative creep-fatigue damage has been developed which is based on the use of damage curve equations to describe the evolution of creep-fatigue damage for four basic creep-fatigue cycle types. These cycle types correspond to the four fundamental cycles of the StrainRange Partitioning Life Prediction approach of Manson, Halford, and Hirschberg. A concept referred to as Damage Coupling is introduced to analytically account for the differences in the nature of the damage introduced by each cycle type. For application of this model, the cumulative creep-fatigue damage behavior of Type 316 stainless steel at 816°C has been experimentally established for the two-level loading cases involving fatigue and creep-fatigue, in various permutations. The tests were conducted such that the lower life (high strain) cycling was applied first, for a controlled number of cycles, and the higher life (lower strain) cycling was conducted at the second level, to failure. The proposed model correlated the majority of the observed cumulative creep-fatigue data.

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McGaw, MA
NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 84–106
DOI: 10.1520/STP24154S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5185-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1423-4