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Strain controlled fatigue tests have been performed in torsion on 20% cold worked type 316L stainless steel specimens during an irradiation with 19 MeV deuterons. A hold time was imposed at the minimum strain value in the loading cycle. The irradiation creep induced stress relaxation led to the built up of a mean stress. The number of cycles to failure may be significantly reduced in comparison to analogous continuous cycling tests under thermal conditions.

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Authors: SCHOLZ R, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials (1995)
Record Number: 199512107 / Last updated on: 1996-01-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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