This report concerns an investigation to determine if prior fatigue would affect the transition temperature curves in impact of ship steels. Tests were made on two shipbuilding steels, B and W, the greater amount of work having been done on steel B. A combination fatigue-impact specimen was designed and used. This specimen was round with a circumferential notch and could be tested in impact by sawing off the tapered ends necessary for holding in the fatique machine. As testing proceeded, it was found that fatigue cracks were developing at the base of the notch both above and below the endurance limit. When specimens were cyclically stressed so as to avoid fatigue cracks, the resulting transition curve showed little deviation from the original curve presumably due to the low stress of the prior fatigue. A series of specimens of steel B were prestrained in tension prior to testing in impact with a marked shift of the transition curve resulting. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Jacques, H E
  • Publication Date: 1949-7-18

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC- 31 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NOBS-25391, NOBS-34231
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM