Category: Fatigue Resistance
Fatigue is a process of mechanical failure resulting from the application of repeated cyclic stresses. Stainless steels exhibit a 'fatigue limit' or 'endurance limit' during cyclic stressing. As a general rule austenitic and duplex stainless steels stainless have fatigue limits in air around their tensile 0.2% proof strength levels. Corrosion and thermal fatigue are also covered.