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Test data shows that different width and thickness C(T), M(T) and ESE(T) specimens generate different thresholds Structures designed for "infinite life" are being re-evaluated: a) Threshold changes from 6 to 3 ksi in(sup 1/2); b) Computational life changes from infinite to 4 missions. Multi-million dollar test programs required to substantiate operation. Using ASTM E647 as standard guidance to generate threshold data is not practical. A threshold test approach needs to be standardized that will provide positive margin for high cycle fatigue applications.