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In modern power plants operating at elevated temperature, components can be working under conditions when creep, fatigue and environmental processes are present. In this report the environmental effect is not dealt with in any detail. The object has been to define how the combined effects of creep and fatigue can affect crack propagation. Some attention has also been given to crack initiation. There is an emphasis on the most recent work. Research studies as yet unpublished are also included. The main body of the report, contained in Volume 1, includes recommendations for the designer and future work. Volumes 2 and 3 contain the most important and up-to-date information in detailed appendices: creep rupture of notched specimens; damaged and fracture mechanics; creep-fatigue studies; and crack initiation and propagation. This includes current work in the UK, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and the USA.

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Authors: ELLISON E G, University of Bristol (GB);MUSICCO G G, University of Bristol (GB);PINEAU A, Ecole des Mines de Paris (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11728 EN (1988) 109 pp. EN (1988) 188 pp. EN (1988) 166 pp.
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