KEM 2009 DOI: 10.4028/ View full text
Xi Shu Wang, Norio Kawagoishi

Abstract: In the present study, a unified crack growth law based on the small fatigue crack growth law was investigated using specimens with different configurations and loading types for the annealed 0.42% carbon steel. Then, a convenient prediction method of fatigue life was proposed. This small fatigue crack growth rate was uniquely determined by the modified small crack growth law, , despite of changing for specimen configurations and loading types. The constants of can be estimated by an empirical equation of w…

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