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56 Environmental influence on the performance of components subjected to low cycle fatigue

Mr Ian Brown
Prof Valerie Linton
Minimum of 2
Components are often designed to withstand fatigue loading at low stress levels. However components can fail unexpectedly after a short time in service due to low cycle fatigue. The presence of corrosive environments can exacerbate this phenomenon. This project will investigate the performance of steel components operating in low cycle fatigue regimes (with and without the presence of a corrosive environment). The results of the testing will be compared against models existing in the literature.

Ben Cazzolato