Evaluation of the testing and analysis methods in ASTM E2760-10 creep-fatigue crack growth testing standard for a range of steels

A. Mehmanparast, C. M. Davies, K. M. Nikbin

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The development of the ASTM E2760-10, "Creep/Fatigue Crack Growth Testing" standard has initiated a phase of testing, analysis, and round robin initiatives associated with high temperature cyclic loading crack growth tests. Creep and fatigue are two complex independent mechanisms which may assist each other to drive the crack. A simplification of the macro creep/fatigue crack growth response of structures is therefore required. Using a linear cumulative damage method, as proposed in ASTM E2760, and other codes of practice, data for a range of steels are analysed. Limited crack growth data, using test methods similar to ASTM E2760, from previous collaborative projects for a range of steels are presented and analysed to identify the difficulties in the process. Creep-fatigue crack growth tests at frequencies ranging from 10 to 0.001 Hz are examined to consider the testing methodologies and in order to assess the effect of data scatter, dwell times, and the interaction region between creep crack growth (CCG) and fatigue crack growth mechanisms. Given the limited data available and the level of scatter, it can still be shown that the linear cumulative summation of static and high frequency data may be sufficient to predict creep/fatigue interaction both in terms of C and AK, and the level of creep ductility will dictate appropriateness of the correlating parameter employed. Finally, in order to show that the level of data scatter can be dealt with in a predictive manner, the crack initiation and growth rates are also analysed using the NSW CCG model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreep-Fatigue Interactions
Subtitle of host publicationTest Methods and Models
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
EventASTM International Symposium on Creep-Fatigue Interactions: Test Methods and Models - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 17 Nov 201019 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameASTM Special Technical Publication
Volume1539 STP
ISSN (Print)0066-0558


ConferenceASTM International Symposium on Creep-Fatigue Interactions: Test Methods and Models
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX


  • 1CrMoV
  • 316L(N)
  • ASTM E2760-10
  • crack growth
  • creep-fatigue interaction
  • P22
  • P91
  • fracture

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