Crack initiation and propagation process of fatigue test in semi-circular notched plates at elevated temperature were observed by the CCD video camera. Test specimens are made of SUS304 stainless steel, and temperature is kept to be 550°C, and geometry of semi-circular notched plate specimens are changed by diameter size of the circular hole. Photographs in all cycles were recorded to investigate crack initiation process in structural components having stress concentration and obtain number of cycle of crack initiation (Nc). The test results were compared with predictions by Stress Redistribution Locus (SRL) method and Neuber’s rule’s method.

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