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The Stability of Metals Under Cyclic Plastic Strain

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L. F. Coffin

Metallurgy and Ceramics Research Department, General Electric Company, Research Laboratory, Schenectady, N. Y.

J. Basic Eng 82(3), 671-682 (Sep 01, 1960) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3662704 History: Received July 08, 1959; Online November 04, 2011

Abstract

During the course of an experimental investigation on the effect of cyclic plastic strain on metals [1], it was observed that under certain conditions materials subjected to cyclic plastic strain showed little stability to simultaneously imposed steady stresses. The present paper describes and interprets some experiments undertaken to learn more about this behavior of real materials.

Copyright © 1960 by ASME
Topics: Stability , Metals , Stress
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