Theoretical basis and practical aspects of small specimen creep testing

Hyde, Thomas H. and Hyde, Christopher J. and Sun, Wei (2013) Theoretical basis and practical aspects of small specimen creep testing. Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 48 (2). pp. 112-125. ISSN 2041-3130

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Abstract

Interest in and the application of small specimen creep test techniques are increasing. This is because it is only possible to obtain small samples of material in some situations, for example, the scoop samples that are removed from in-service components, the heat-affected zones that are created when welds are used to join components and the desire to produce only small amounts of material in alloy development programmes. It is therefore important to review and compare the theoretical basis and practical aspects of each of the small specimen creep testing methods, in order to clearly understand which of the methods is the best for any specific application. This article provides the theoretical basis for each commonly used test method.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1177/0309324712463299
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 08:30
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 08:24
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46506

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