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Nature volume 130, pages 482484 (24 September 1932) | Download Citation



Institute of Metals * (Annual Autumn Meeting), Sept. 14.—C. E. Ransley and C. J. Smithells: Mechanical properties of nickel wires. The materials used include commercial nickel, refined nickel prepared by melting in hydrogen, and the same material with small additions of the elements commonly present in commercial nickel.—H. J. Gough and D. G. Sopwith: Atmospheric action as a factor in fatigue of metals. A review of the literature of corrosion fatigue reveals many apparent inconsistencies, but a closer examination indicates that such is not the case. It is shown directly that atmospheric corrosion enters, to a varied extent, into the mechanism of fatigue as exhibited during the usual type of fatigue test in which the surface of the specimen is exposed freely to the atmosphere.—G. I. Taylor and H. Quinney:

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