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RESEARCH PAPER

Revised Proposal of Fatigue Life Correction Factor Fen for Carbon and Low Alloy Steels in LWR Water Environments

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Makoto Higuchi

Technical Development Division, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., 1 Shin-nakahara, Isogo-ku, Yokohama, 2358501, Japan

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 126(4), 438-444 (Dec 01, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1767860 History: Received April 18, 2003; Revised April 26, 2004; Online December 01, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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εa−N relations for carbon and low alloy steels in RT air
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(a) Relation between Fen and strain rate for CS; and (b) relation between Fen and strain rate for LAS
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(a) Relation between Fen and temperature for CS; and (b) relation between Fen and temperature for LAS
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(a) Relation between Fen and oxygen content for CS; and (b) relation between Fen and oxygen content for LAS
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(a) Relation between Fen and sulfur content for CS; and (b) relation between Fen and sulfur content for LAS
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Relation between εa and Fen×NW for CS (Higuchi Model)
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Relation between εa and Fen×NW for CS (Chopra Model)
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Relation between εa and Fen×NW for CS (Mehta Model (Z=1))
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Relation between εa and Fen×NW for CS (Mehta Model (Z=3))
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Relation between εa and Fen×NW for LAS (Higuchi Model)
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Relation between εa and Fen×NW for LAS (Chopra Model)
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Relation between εa and Fen×NW for LAS (Mehta Model (Z=1))
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Relation between εa and Fen×NW for LAS (Mehta Model (Z=3))
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Relation between Fen and strain rate for CS/LAS
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Relation between Fen and temperature for CS/LAS
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Relation between Fen and oxygen content for CS/LAS
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Relation between Fen and sulfur content for CS/LAS
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(a) Relation between εa and Fen×NW for CS (New Model); and (b) Relation between εα and Fen×NW for LAS (New Model)

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