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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Manual on Low Cycle Fatigue Testing
By
RM Wetzel
RM Wetzel
1
Ford Motor Co.
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LF Coffin, Jr Jr
LF Coffin, Jr Jr
2
Metallurgy and Ceramics Laboratory, General Electric Co.
,
Schenectady, N.Y.
;
Chairman
, Subcommittee VIII, ASTM Committee E-9
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-0035-3
ISBN:
978-0-8031-0035-0
No. of Pages:
209
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1969

The equipment and methods for low cycle fatigue testing used at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center are presented. These include the design of the specimens, grips, and loading frame, as well as the hydraulic system and console which are capable of operating several testing machines simultaneously. The methods of measuring and controlling load, strain, and temperature are also included. Emphasis is placed on those items or procedures used in our laboratory but not commonly used by others.

1.
Klima
,
S. J.
and
Freche
,
J. C.
, “
Ultrasonic Detection and Measurement of Fatigue Cracks in Notched Specimens
,” NASA TN D-4782,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
,
1968
.
2.
Manson
,
S. S.
and
Hirschberg
,
M. H.
, “
Low Cycle Fatigue of Notched Specimens by Consideration of Crack Initiation and Propagation
,” NASA TN D-3146,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
,
1967
.
3.
Manson
,
S. S.
, “
A Simple Procedure for Estimating High-Temperature Low-Cycle Fatigue
,”
Experimental Mechanics, EXMCA
, Vol.
8
, No.
8
,
1968
, pp. 349–355.
4.
Manson
,
S. S.
,
Freche
,
J. C.
and
Ensign
,
C. R.
, “
Application of a Double Linear Damage Rule to Cumulative Fatigue
, “
Fatigue Crack Propagation
,” ASTM STP 415,
American Society for Testing and Materials
,
1967
, pp. 384–414.
5.
Manson
,
S. S.
, “
Interfaces Between Fatigue, Creep, and Fracture
,”
International Journal of Fracture Mechanics, IJFMA
, Vol.
2
, No.
1
,
1966
, pp. 327–363.
6.
Manson
,
S. S.
, “
Fatigue: A Complex Subject—Some Simple Approximations
,”
Experimental Mechanics, EXMCA
, Vol.
5
, No.
7
,
1965
, pp. 193–226.
7.
Smith
,
R. W.
,
Hirschberg
,
M. H.
and
Manson
,
S. S.
, “
Fatigue Behavior of Materials Under Strain Cycling in Low and Intermediate Life Range
,” NASA TN D-1574,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
,
1963
.
8.
Nachtigall
,
A. J.
,
Klima
,
S. J.
and
Freche
,
J. C.
, “
Fatigue of Liquid Rocket Engine Metals at Cryogenic Temperatures to -450 F (4 K)
,” NASA TN D-4274,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
,
1967
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