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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 purpose of this paper is to describe the equipment and procedures developed at the General Electric Research and Development Center for testing and evaluating materials at elevated temperature under uniaxial controlled cyclic strain. Items considered include specimen design and surface finish, grip design and specimen assembly, extensometer design and operation, instrumentation, heating and temperature control, test operation, and failure interpretation and data reduction.

1.
Coffin
,
L. F.
 Jr.
, “
The Stability of Metals under Cyclic Plastic Strain
,”
Journal of Basic Engineering, Transactions, Series D, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, JBAEA
, Vol.
82D
,
1960
, pp. 671–682.
2.
Tavernelli
,
J. F.
and
Coffiin
,
L. F.
 Jr.
, “
Cyclic Straining and Fatigue of Metals
,”
Transactions, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, TAMMA
, Vol.
215
,
1959
, pp. 794–807.
3.
Tavernelli
,
J. F.
and
Coffin
,
L. F.
 Jr.
, “
The Cyclic Strain Aging and Fatigue of a Low Carbon Steel
,”
Proceedings, Joint International Conference on Creep
,
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
,
London
, Vol.
1
,
1963
, pp. 3-63 to 3-70.
4.
Coffin
,
L. F.
 Jr.
, “
The Effects of Quench Aging and Cyclic-Strain Aging on a Low Carbon Steel
,”
Journal of Basic Engineering, Transactions, Series D, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, JBAEA
, Vol.
87D
,
1965
, pp. 351–362.
5.
Coffin
,
L. F.
 Jr.
, “
Cyclic Strain and Fatigue Study of a 0.1% C-2.0% Mo Steel
,”
Transactions, Amercian Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers
, Vol.
230
,
1964
, pp. 1690–1699.
6.
Coffin
,
L. F.
 Jr.
, “
An Investigation of the Cyclic Strain and Fatigue Behavior of a Low-Carbon Manganese Steel at Elevated Temperature
,”
International Conference on Thermal and High Strain Fatigue
,
The Metals and Metallurgy Trust
,
London
,
1967
, pp. 171–197.
7.
Lord
,
D. C.
, “
New Uniaxial Cyclic Strain Test Equipment
,” Report 67-C-195,
General Electric Co., Research and Development Center
, Schenectady, N. Y.,
05
1967
.
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