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A study was conducted of corrosion fatigue under realistic service conditions to improve understanding on a quantitative basis. The aim was to help reduce the incidence of service failures by promoting a more vigorous approach to the designing of steel structures and components. The research was divided into the following areas: basic properties, computer programming, crack tip blunting, corrosion fatigue crack growth under VA loading, fatigue threshold condition under VA loading, corrosion fatigue initiation from notches, and strain controlled fatigue initiation prediction. Various predictive models were tested on specific phenomena to develop a universal model for predicting total fatigue life. The philosophy behind this model is to use a local strain approach to product crack initiation life, and a fracture mechanics approach to predict cracks from embryo state to final fracture.

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Authors: AUSTEN I M, British Steel Corporation, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11512 EN (1988) MF, 177 pp., ECU 8, blow-up copy ECU 22.50
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Record Number: 198910291 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en