Low Cycle Fatigue Testing

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Metal components of a machine can fail when subjected to loads generating stresses well below the ultimate strength of the material; even below the yield strength. The mechanism for this phenomenon is the application of the load a very large number of times. Hence, such a failure is called a fatigue failure.  The Importance of […]

Barbour Stockwell Crack Detect – CD1

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A Research and Development program or the Qualification of a new rotor design often incorporates Low Cycle Fatigue testing as part of the process.   These LCF tests involve cycling the test rotor between two or more speeds many thousands of times; frequently at temperatures to match the in-service environment. During such testing, the ability to […]