Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 107–114 | Cite as

Experimental procedures for low-cycle-fatigue research at high temperatures

Experimental approach is described for testing laboratory specimens of the hourglass type using servocontrolled, hydraulic testing machines
  • T. Slot
  • R. H. Stentz


Testing procedures are reported for lowcycle-fatigue experiments on hydraulic fatigue machines operated with closed-loop servocontrol of the strain in inductively heated test specimens of the hourglass type. Typical equipment performance data and fatigue-test results are presented.


Fatigue Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Test Specimen Performance Data 
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symbol denoting range (double amplitude)


axial strain


plastic component of axial strain


elastic component of axial strain


diametral strain


plastic component of diametral strain


elastic component of diametral strain


axial stress


Poisson's ratio for elastic deformation


Poisson's ratio for plastic deformation


modulus of elasticity




number of cycles to complete fracture


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© Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Slot
    • 1
  • R. H. Stentz
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Materials and Propulsion OperationGeneral Electric Co.Cincinnati

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