A Simple Method of investigating the Creep of Metals under Simple Shear

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DR. K. H. JOLLIFFE and I1 have investigated the creep of metals under simple shear by the use of a disk of the metal in question, in which is cut a concentric circular annulus, the metal external to the annulus being securely gripped, while that internal to the annulus is subjected to a constant torque. We have shown that the behaviour of the metal in these circumstances is in many ways simpler and more informative than that exhibited by wires or rods under tension.

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ANDRADE, E. A Simple Method of investigating the Creep of Metals under Simple Shear. Nature 187, 494 (1960) doi:10.1038/187494a0

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