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Small punch creep (SPC) testing represents an effective way to rapidly assess the creep performance of novel materials and potentially monitor degradation of in-service components. Recent progress in standardisation has also led to improvements in data analysis. However, estimation of equivalent uniaxial stresses is still somewhat challenging and h…


The Master Curve approach allows the full characterisation of the ductile to brittle transition region (DBTR) of ferritic steels to be performed with a reduced number of tests. In this paper, the approach has been combined with the application of the small punch (SP) tests. Modified SP specimens have been successfully employed to estimate the fract…

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