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

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