SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1969

Engineering Materials Evaluation by Reversed Bending


A method for conducting low cycle fatigue tests by reversed bending is described. The advantages of bend (flexure) testing lie in its simplicity, specimen stability at high strain levels, and minimal equipment costs. Description of the method includes (1) types of specimens, (2) equipment construction and operation, (3) stress and strain measurements, and (4) data output, presentation, and analysis.

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Gross, MR
U.S. Naval Ship Research and Development Laboratory, Annapolis, Md.
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 149–162
DOI: 10.1520/STP33322S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4582-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0035-0