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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

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Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Stress Relaxation Testing

By
D.A. Woodford
D.A. Woodford
MPa, Inc.
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Published:
2000
Page range:
398 - 404

Abstract

This article discusses stress relaxation testing on metallic materials, as covered by ASTM E 328. It reviews the two types of stress relaxation tests performed in tension, long-term and accelerated testing. The article illustrates load characteristics and data representation for stress relaxation testing used for the most convenient and common uniaxial tensile test. It concludes with information on compression testing, bend testing, torsion testing, and tests on springs.

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D.A. Woodford, 2000. "Stress Relaxation Testing", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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