Fatigue and Durability of Metals at High Temperatures
Chapter 3: Strain-Range Partitioning—Concepts and Analytical Methods
Strain-range partitioning is a method for assessing the effects of creep fatigue based on inelastic strain paths or strain reversals. The first part of the chapter defines four distinct strain paths that can be used to model any cyclic loading pattern and describes the microstructural damages associated with each of the four basic loading cycles. The discussion then turns to fatigue life prediction for different types of materials and more realistic loading conditions, particularly those in which hysteresis loops have more than one strain-range component. To that end, the chapter considers two cases. In one, the relationship between strain range and cyclic life is established from test data. In the other, a rule is required to determine the damage of each concurrent strain and the total damage of the cycle is used to predict creep-fatigue life. The chapter presents several such damage rules and discusses their applicability in different situations.
Strain-Range Partitioning—Concepts and Analytical Methods, Fatigue and Durability of Metals at High Temperatures, By S.S. Manson, G.R. Halford, ASM International, 2009, p 43–67, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.fdmht.t52060043
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