In this study, the response sharp-notched 316L stainless steel tubes subjected to pure bending creep and relaxation is experimentally and theoretically studied. Pure bending creep means to bend the specimen to a desired moment and hold that moment for a period of time; pure bending relaxation means to bend the specimen to a desired curvature and hold that curvature for a period of time. From the experimental result for pure bending creep, the curvature and ovalization increase with time until the tube buckles. A higher desired moment leads to higher curvature and ovalization. From the experimental result for pure bending relaxation, the bending moment rapidly decreases with time and becomes a steady value after all. As for the ovalization, the amount increases with time and gradually becomes a steady value. Due to the constant ovalization caused by the constant curvature under pure bending relaxation, the tube does not buckle. Finally, the formulation proposed Lee and Pan  is modified for simulating the initial and second stages of the creep curvature-time relationship under pure bending creep, and relaxation moment-time relationship under pure bending relaxation for sharp-notched 316L stainless steel tubes. Through comparing with the experimental finding, the theoretical analysis can reasonably describe the experimental result.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jan 1|
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