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evaluation of the round compact specimen for fatigue-crack growth rate testing

L. A James

evaluation of the round compact specimen for fatigue-crack growth rate testing

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory, for sale by the National Techncial Information Service] in Richland, Wash, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

  • Materials -- Fatigue

  • Edition Notes

    StatementL. A. James, W. J. Mills
    SeriesHEDL-TME ; 78-56
    ContributionsMills, W. J., joint author, Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 22 p. :
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14879974M

    Fatigue testing is a specialised form of mechanical testing that is performed by applying cyclic loading to a coupon or structure. These tests are used either to generate fatigue life and crack growth data, identify critical locations or demonstrate the safety of a structure that may be susceptible to fatigue. Fatigue tests are used on a range components from coupons through to full size test.   An SCC growth rate test is developed using instrumented bolt-load compact tension specimens using the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) specification E with an experimental apparatus that allows an initially dried salt to deliquesce and infuse naturally to the crack front under temperature and humidity parameters relevant to the. Figure 1: Influence of hydrogen on (a) crack growth and on (b) fatigue crack growth rate as a function of stress intensity on various tests performed at a loading ratio equal to [2]. The results in Figures 1 (a) and (b) confirm the detrimental effect that hydrogen can have on fatigue crack growth rates and demonstrate the need for high-pressure.

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evaluation of the round compact specimen for fatigue-crack growth rate testing by L. A James Download PDF EPUB FB2

An evaluation of the round compact specimen for fatigue-crack growth rate testing Author: L A James ; W J Mills ; Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory. An Evaluation of the Round Compact Specimen for Fatigue Crack Analysis of Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Data from Different.

system precrack predicted procedure R-ratio range regression analysis secant method shown in Fig skin effect Society for Testing specimen thickness standard stress intensity stress ratio stress-intensity factor.

a versatile extended compact tension specimen, EC(T), for studying fatigue crack growth and fracture behavior of metallic materials. The elongated compact tension configuration, first studied by Richardson and Goree [1] for ceramic materials fracture testing, is easily adaptable to environmental fatigue crack growth.

rate of crack growth, da/ dN Crack growth rates are expressed as a function of the crack tip stress-intensity factor range, AK.

The stress-intensity factor is calculated from ex­ pressions based on linear elastic stress analysis and is a function of crack size, load range, and cracked specimen geometry. Fatigue crack growth data are typically.

Fatigue crack growth rate data are not always geometry-independent in the strict sense since thickness effects sometimes occur. However, data on the influence of thickness on fatigue crack growth rate are mixed. Fatigue crack growth rates over a wide range of Δ K have been reported to either increase, decrease, or remain unaffected as specimen thickness is increased.

In the evaluation of fatigue crack propagation properties, standard specimens such as the compact tension (CT) or center cracked specimens are commonly employed.

Fatigue crack growth rate. L.A. James and W.J. Mills, An evaluation of the round compact specimen for fatigue crack-growth rate testing, Fatigue Crack-Growth Measurement and Data Analysis, ASTM STP () 70– tude of the fatigue crack growth rate to be measured.

Materials that can be tested by this test method are not limited by thickness or by strength so long as specimens are of sufficient thickness to preclude buckling and of sufficient planar size to remain predominantly elastic during testing.

A range of specimen sizes with proportional. Crack growth N p This is the number of cycles required to grow the crack in a stable manner to a critical size, generally controlled by stress level. Since most common material contains flaws, the prediction of crack growth is the most studied aspect of fatigue.

Crack growth re. As shown in Fig. 1, a group of straight round bars with a diameter of 5 mm was used for low cycle fatigue tests at room temperature, and traditional CT and small-sized CIET specimens with different thicknesses were applied in the tests of fatigue crack growth rate under load ratios R =, at room temperature, respectively.

Fatigue crack growth rate data are required in order to carry out a numerical analysis of the fatigue performance of complex structural components. These data are obtained by measuring crack growth in standard fracture mechanics specimens.

A new method for measuring fatigue crack growth in compact tension specimens has been developed. f~tigue crack growth rate testing. James of Westinghouse's Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory contributed data to the specimen size requirement evaluation.

The fatigue crack growth rate tests in dry argon were conducted at Lehigh University under the direction of Prof. Wei. Planar geometry of a compact type (CT. The fatigue crack growth test helps evaluate the safety and reliability of materials by subjecting samples with a preexisting crack to repeated loading and unloading.

The test analyzes the crack growth rate and reports the resistance of materials to stable crack extension under this cyclic loading. L.A. James and W.J. Mills, An Evaluation of the Round Compact Specimen for Fatigue-Crack Growth Rate Testing. HEDL-TMEHanford Engineering Development Laboratory ().

Gross, Mode I Analysis of a Cracked Circular Disk Subject to a Couple and a Force. Fatigue crack growth rates from the threshold regime to the critical region are typically developed, using constant load as well as K-controlled parameters.

ASTM E Static creep crack growth rate measurements using the potential drop method. The compact tension specimen is the standard specimen design for this specification.


SULLIVAN and T. CROOKER Engineering Materials Division, Naval Research Laboratory Washington, DCU.S.A. Abstract crack-opening-displacement (COD). ASTM E, Standard ” Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates”, Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 3, Volume - This standard cover the determination of steady-state fatigue crack growth rates from near-threshold to K max using C(T) or (MT)-specimens.

The Effect of the Laboratory Specimen on Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Over the past thirty years, laboratory experiments have been devised to develop fatigue crack growth rate data that is representative of the material response.

The crack growth rate data generated in the laboratory is then used to predict the safe operating envelope of a structure. The entire fatigue crack growth curve - da/dN vs. deltaK spans many decades of growth rates from m/cycle to m/cycle., from the fatigue threshold (which is of order 1 to 10 MPa/m in most.

the cracks grew. The specimen thicknesses were chosen to guarantee plane stress conditions in the thin specimens and plane strain conditions in the thicker ones. 2 MATERIALS AND METHODS.

Disk Shaped Compact (DC (T)) specimens were selected being made from a single round bar material, which ensure a good chemical homogeneity among them. ASTM standard E is the accepted guideline for fatigue crack growth testing (FCGR) and is applicable to a wide variety of materials and growth rates.

The two most widely used types of specimens are the middle-crack tension and compact-type specimens. This article describes the factors affecting the selection of appropriate geometries of. Fatigue Crack Growth Specimen. For fatigue crack growth rate testing, a representative sample of material is machined from the material of interest.

Specimens typically have a simple shape which contains a notch to concentrate stress in order to grow a. The specimen geometry and crack length have an influence on crack growth rates.

The crack growth rates of cracks growing from notches are higher than expected when using the same AK or AJ as for long fatigue cracks. There are some differences in the crack growth rates of the compact tension specimen (CT) and the center cracked tension specimen.

E Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates. E Statistical Analysis of Linear or Linearized Stress-Life (S-N) and Strain-Life (-N) Fatigue Data. E Verification of Specimen Alignment Under Tensile Loading E Cycle Counting in Fatigue Analysis.

E Standard Terminology Relating to Fatigue and Fracture Testing. •To make life estimations for fatigue crack growth and damage tolerant design, the following information are often needed: –The stress intensity factor, K. –The fracture toughness, K c.

–The applicable fatigue crack growth rate expression. –The initial crack size, a i (a o). –The final or critical crack size, a f (a c).

A Proposed Standard Round Compact Specimen for Plane Strain Fracture Toughness Testing. A Wide Range Stress Intensity Factor Expression for the C-Shaped Specimen.

Vibrations in Compact Specimens During Crack Arrest Testing. Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Data Acquisition System for Linear and Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics Applications. The obtained fatigue crack growth rate is found to be very close to the values obtained by using standard specimens.

This methodology can be widely applied in industries for rapid determination of ΔKth any metallic materials. Keywords: Fracture mechanics, Stress intensity factor, Fatigue crack growth, Compact tension C(T)specimen.

INTRODUCTION. Fatigue crack growth testing is a procedure used to determine the rate at which a crack in a specimen will grow under specified, time-varying loading conditions.

The test involves initiating a flaw in the specimen, subjecting the specimen to loading, and employing various crack measuring techniques such as DC potential drop, compliance changes.

VARIABILITY IN FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH RATE TESTING. To provide the data necessary to develop a recommended practice for fatigue crack growth rate testing, an extensive interlaboratory (round robin) program was conducted and the variability and bias associated with the current state of the art of fatigue crack growth rate testing was determined.

@article{osti_, title = {Specimen size-considerations in fatigue crack growth rate testing}, author = {James, L. A.}, abstractNote = {The effect of specimen size upon the fatigue-crack growth behavior of annealed AISI Type stainless steel was studied at two stress ratios at an elevated temperature.

The resulting data were examined in the light of the present ASTM size criterion. In this study, the effect of specimen geometry on the fatigue crack growth rates (FCGR) in API X65 and X pipeline steels was explored using the middle tension and compact tension specimen geometries.

It was found that the specimen type has little influence on the stage II linear fatigue crack growth region for these steels.

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates: ASTM B Standard Practice for Linear-Elastic-Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness Testing of Aluminum Alloys: ISO Metallic materials -- Rotating bar bending fatigue testing: JIS Z Method of rotating bending fatigue testing of metals: MPP Rotating Beam Fatigue.

Conceivably there is a threshold stress intensity value ∆Kth below which there is no fatigue crack growth or the growth is too small to measure. Although experimental verification of the existence of this threshold is difficult, ∆Kth is usually shown to be between 5 and 15 ksi-in1/2 for steels and between 3 and 6 ksi-in1/2 for aluminum alloys.

Fatigue and Crack Growth in Engineering Plastics Figure 1, Plastic compact tension specimen in a fatigue crack growth experi-ment. Introduction Based on the work of Wyzgoski and Novak, Axel Products is developing automated test systems and methods for the measurement of crack growth in structural plastics under static and fatigue loadings.

Get this from a library. Specimen size considerations in fatigue-crack growth rate testing. [L A James; Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory.; United States. Department of Energy.]. duncan, a., lam, p., sindelar, r., & metzger, k. crack growth rate testing of bolt-load compact tension specimens under chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking conditions in.

A straightforward method was developed to determine the fatigue crack growth rate. Crack propagation behavior of a material was obtained without any additional assumptions or fitting. Benchmark Mode I fatigue crack growth experiments were conducted using steel at room temperature. Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Properties For some components the crack propagation life is neglected in design because stress levels are high, and/or the critical flaw size small.

For other components the crack growth life might be a substantial portion of the total life of the assembly. flaw evaluation technique will be validated using predictive computational simulations and experimental testing for validation on several typical crack growth specimens.

Project Description Experimental measurements of creep-fatigue crack growth rates in Alloy will be performed using compact-tension specimens. Measurement of residual stresses in Compact Tension specimens from the Round Robin crack growth tests before and after crack initiation using neutron and X-ray diffraction.

Identify the appropriate fracture mechanics parameters and materials and weld conditions for different geometries, to cover the majority of cases for testing of weldments.

Fatigue Crack Growth Rate (da/dN) Testing is designed to determine the rate of cracking under specified loading conditions once a flaw has been initiated in the specimen. (da/dN) Testing involves numerous specimen geometries, as well as C(t) specimens with widths up to 5 inches, and Center Crack M(T) panels up to 20 inches wide.

The test results were analyzed to produce creep-crack-growth rate da / dt as a function of the C * integral and compared with data from tests of half-size (1/2T-CT) and standard full-size (1T-CT) compact-tension specimens.

For both base metals, the 1/2T-CT and three sizes of SENT specimens gave results that agreed well with those of 1T-CT.LTI Now Offers Fatigue Crack Growth Testing.

Laboratory Testing Inc. recently introduced fatigue crack growth testing as one of our many mechanical testing services. The lab technicians performs fatigue crack growth testing, also called da/dN testing, according to the ASTM E standard.