Design Criterion of Fatigue Analysis on Plastic Basis by ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

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Arturs Kalnins

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3085

Norman E. Dowling

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 126(4), 461-465 (Dec 01, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1811105 History: Received April 08, 2003; Revised August 27, 2004; Online December 01, 2004
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Smooth and blunt notch specimens
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Comparison of ASME Standard curve with fatigue curves for 4340 smooth specimens
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FE model used in analysis
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Input data for material model
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ASME standard curve for carbon steels and test data for notched specimens



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