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RESEARCH PAPERS

Thermal Fatigue of a Nickel-Base Alloy

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A. E. Carden

University of Alabama, University, Ala.

J. Basic Eng 87(1), 237-244 (Mar 01, 1965) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3650517 History: Received February 03, 1964; Online November 03, 2011

Abstract

The results of conventional (Coffin-type) thermal-fatigue tests of Hastelloy N are reported. The plastic-strains induced by thermal stresses ranged from a hundred micro-units to more than ten-thousand microunits and correlated well with fatigue life. The slope of the plastic-strain fatigue relationship differs from the conventional slope of minus one half being about −0.9. The thermal-fatigue data are in good agreement with the isothermal (1300 and 1500 deg F) strain fatigue data available on this alloy. The same plastic-strain criterion for failure describes the results of tests where plastic flow is produced by yielding and a combination of yielding and stress relaxation. The plastic-strain energy per cycle versus life suggests that a constant plastic work to failure exists for this alloy. The implications of such a criterion are discussed.

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