Thermal Fatigue and Thermal Shock Investigations

  • F. K. G. Odqvist
  • N. G. Ohlson
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Results are given from thermal fatigue tests of two steels, run in a fatigue testing machine. Non-uniform temperature distribution during heating and cooling in each cycle gives rise to stresses in the specimen. The number of cycles before the first crack appears is recorded and is compared with the maximum temperature as well as with the amount of plastic strain during the cycle. An estimate of the strains and stresses is given, supported with experimental data, obtained from measurements of surface strains using an optical grating technique.


Residual Stress Plastic Strain Fatigue Life Test Piece Thermal Fatigue 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. K. G. Odqvist
    • 1
  • N. G. Ohlson
    • 1
  1. 1.StockholmSweden

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