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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Thermal Fatigue of Materials and Components
By
DA Spera
DA Spera
1
NASA Lewis Research Center
,
editor
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DF Mowbray
DF Mowbray
2
Mechanics of Materials Unit, Materials and Processes Laboratory, General Electric Company
,
Schenectady, N.Y.
;
symposium cochairman and also coeditor of this publication
.
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-0586-X
ISBN:
978-0-8031-0586-7
No. of Pages:
270
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1976

Definitions are suggested for terms such as thermal fatigue, thermal-mechanical fatigue, and thermal-stress fatigue. Historical developments in the field of thermal fatigue from 1838 to the present are reviewed. It is hypothesized that we have advanced from qualitative to quantitative understanding of the thermal fatigue process and can now make life predictions with factor-of-two reliability for conventional metals.

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,
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and
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, “
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,
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,
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,
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, and
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, “
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,
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,
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,
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, Jr.
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,
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,
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,
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