Effects of Geometry and Dimension of Specimen and Rig on Small Punch Creep Property

T. Nakata, S. Komazaki, Y. Kohno, H. Tanigawa

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the geometries and dimensions of the rig and specimen of a small punch (SP) test on the determined creep property. The SP creep property of a specimen was evaluated using finite element analysis by varying the specimen thickness and diameter, diameter of the spherical and hemispherical indentation punches, inner diameter of the lower die, and dimensions of the chamfer of the lower die. We observed that the rupture time decreased with decreasing specimen thickness and punch diameter and with increasing chamfer size and inner diameter of the lower die. Under similar analytical conditions of static average equivalent stress in steady state, the SP creep curves reasonably agreed even in the case where the specimens or rigs have different geometries, which implied the possibility of direct comparison of the test results obtained from specimens and rigs with different dimensions and geometries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-494
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Mechanics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017


  • F82H
  • Finite element method
  • SP creep test
  • SPC
  • SSTT
  • Small punch creep test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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