A series of experiments were performed in order to clarify the surface crack growth behavior under creep-fatigue condition. Type 304 stainless steel was tested at 550°C and 650°C. Specimens were plates with a surface notch. Loading patterns were axial fatigue, bending fatigue, axial creep-fatigue and bending creep-fatigue. As results were obtained: (1) the beach mark method was available to measure the changes of the crack front shape after the test; (2) the electrical potential method was available to measure the changes of the crack front shape in real time; (3) the crack front shape was affected by the loading mode; and (4) ΔJ and ΔJc calculated from the proposed simplified method could characterize the surface crack growth rate.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Waste Management and Disposal
- Mechanical Engineering