Random Slip Model of Fatigue and Coffin's Law


COFFIN1 has shown that for a number of metals and alloys the relation between n the number of cycles to fracture and E the plastic strain in each cycle is of the simple form :

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MAY, A. Random Slip Model of Fatigue and Coffin's Law. Nature 188, 573–574 (1960). https://doi.org/10.1038/188573a0

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