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Fatigue and Fracture

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Cyclic Stress-Strain Response and Microstructure

Hans-Jürgen Christ
Hans-Jürgen Christ
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73 - 95


This article discusses the microstructural processes that take place during plastic deformation and presents a plain phenomenological and general description of the cyclic stress-strain (CSS) response. It emphasizes the microstructural aspects of cyclic loading on single-phase materials tested in initially soft, dislocation-poor conditions resulting from a prior heat treatment. The article discusses deformation-induced phase transformations in austenitic stainless steels and commercial age-hardened aluminum alloys. It describes the interaction of dislocations and the strengthening of second-phase particles. The article also provides a description of the framework used to model the CSS response on a physical basis.

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Hans-Jürgen Christ, 1996. "Cyclic Stress-Strain Response and Microstructure", Fatigue and Fracture

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