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Near-Threshold Fatigue Crack Growth of Austenitic Stainless Steels at Liquid Helium Temperature

  • Kenichi Suzuki
  • Juichi Fukakura
  • Hideo Kashiwaya
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 38)


When designing superconducting magnets for nuclear fusion equipment or superconducting generators, consideration must be made of the difficulties of in-service inspections arising from structural complications. Through paying proper consideration, it is necessary to evaluate the remaining service life by means of fatigue crack growth analyses based on preliminarily assumed initial flaws.


Fatigue Crack Growth Crack Opening Displacement Crack Closure Plastic Zone Size Remain Service Life 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenichi Suzuki
    • 1
  • Juichi Fukakura
    • 1
  • Hideo Kashiwaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Heavy Apparatus Engineering LaboratoryToshiba CorporationTsurumi-ku YokohamaJapan

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