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The effect of environmental medium on fatigue life for u-shaped bellows expansion joints

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Fatigue
0142-1123
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2005.04.004
Keywords
  • Corrosion Fatigue
  • Bellows Expansion Joint
  • Environmental Medium
Disciplines
  • Ecology
  • Geography

Abstract

Abstract As experimental research, the effect of environmental medium on corrosion fatigue life has been proposed in this paper. The research proves the fact that the presence of corrosive medium will accelerate both crack initiation and propagation rates and reduce the failure life for the expansion joints. Furthermore, an important suggestion should be made that the effect of environmental medium on fatigue life must be paid more attention to when dealing with fatigue analysis for bellows expansion joints.

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