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ASTM International - ASTM E647-08

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2008
Status: inactive
Page Count: 45
ICS Code (Mechanical testing of metals): 77.040.10
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Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, da/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic... View More

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1.1 This test method covers the determination of fatigue crack growth rates from near-threshold to Kmax controlled instability. Results are expressed in terms of the crack-tip stress-intensity factor range (ΔK), defined by the theory of linear elasticity.

1.2 Several different test procedures are provided, the optimum test procedure being primarily dependent on the magnitude of the fatigue crack growth rate to be measured.

1.3 Materials that can be tested by this test method are not limited by thickness or by strength so long as specimens are of sufficient thickness to preclude buckling and of sufficient planar size to remain predominantly elastic during testing.

1.4 A range of specimen sizes with proportional planar dimensions is provided, but size is variable to be adjusted for yield strength and applied force. Specimen thickness may be varied independent of planar size.

1.5 The details of the various specimens and test configurations are shown in Annex A1-Annex A3. Specimen configurations other than those contained in this method may be used provided that well-established stress-intensity factor calibrations are available and that specimens are of sufficient planar size to remain predominantly elastic during testing.

1.6 Residual stress/crack closure may significantly influence the fatigue crack growth rate data, particularly at low stress-intensity factors and low stress ratios, although such variables are not incorporated into the computation of ΔK.

1.7 Values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.8 This test method is divided into two main parts. The first part gives general information concerning the recommendations and requirements for fatigue crack growth rate testing. The second part is composed of annexes that describe the special requirements for various specimen configurations, special requirements for testing in aqueous environments, and procedures for non-visual crack size determination. In addition, there are appendices that cover techniques for calculating da/dN, determining fatigue crack opening force, and guidelines for measuring the growth of small fatigue cracks. General information and requirements common to all specimen types are listed as follows:

Section
Referenced Documents2
Terminology3
Summary of Use4
Significance and Use5
Apparatus6
Specimen Configuration, Size, and Preparation7
Procedure8
Calculations and Interpretation of Results9
Report10
Precision and Bias11
Special Requirements for Testing in Aqueous EnvironmentsAnnex A4
Guidelines for Use of Compliance to Determine Crack SizeAnnex A5
Guidelines for Electric Potential Difference Determination of Crack SizeAnnex A6
Recommended Data Reduction TechniquesAppendix X1
Recommended Practice for Determination of Fatigue Crack Opening Force From ComplianceAppendix X2
Guidelines for Measuring the Growth Rates Of Small Fatigue CracksAppendix X3

1.9 Special requirements for the various specimen configurations appear in the following order:

The Compact SpecimenAnnex A1
The Middle Tension SpecimenAnnex A2
The Eccentrically-Loaded Single Edge Crack Tension SpecimenAnnex A3

1.10 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

May 1, 2015
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
5.1 Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, d a/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic...
May 1, 2015
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
5.1 Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, d a/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic...
October 15, 2013
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
5.1 Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, d a/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic...
October 15, 2013
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
5.1 Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, d a/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic...
January 15, 2013
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, da/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic loading....
January 15, 2013
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
5.1 Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, d a/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic...
May 1, 2011
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, da/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic loading....
ASTM E647-08
April 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, da/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic loading....
April 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
1.1 This test method covers the determination of fatigue crack growth rates from near-threshold to Kmax controlled instability. Results are expressed in terms of the crack-tip stress-intensity factor...
April 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
Fatigue crack growth rate expressed as a function of crack-tip stress-intensity factor range, da/dN versus ΔK, characterizes a material's resistance to stable crack extension under cyclic loading....
June 15, 2005
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
1.1 This test method² covers the determination of fatigue crack growth rates from near-threshold to K max controlled instability. Results are expressed in terms of the crack-tip stress-intensity...
December 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
1.1 This test method covers the determination of fatigue crack growth rates from near-threshold to Kmax controlled instability. Results are expressed in terms of the crack-tip stress-intensity factor...
December 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
1.1 This test method covers the determination of fatigue crack growth rates from near-threshold to Kmax controlled instability. Results are expressed in terms of the crack-tip stress-intensity factor...
December 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
1.1 This test method covers the determination of fatigue crack growth rates from near-threshold to Kmax controlled instability. Results are expressed in terms of the crack-tip stress-intensity factor...
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