Comparison of creep crack growth rate in heat affected zone of welded joint for 9%Cr ferritic heat resistant steel based on C*, dδ/dt, K and Q* parameters

R. Sugiura, A. T. Yokobori, M. Tabuchi, T. Yokobori

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    Abstract

    Creep crack growth behavior is very sensitive to the materials' micro-structures such as the heat affected zone of a weld joint. This is a main issue to be clarified for 9%Cr ferritic heat resistant steel for their application in structural components. In this paper, high temperature creep crack growth tests were conducted on CT specimens with cracks in the heat affected zone of weld joints of W added 9%Cr ferritic heat resistant steel, ASME grade P92. The creep crack growth behavior in the heat affected zone of welded joint was investigated using the Q* concept following which the algorithm of predicting the life of creep crack growth has been proposed. Furthermore, three-dimensional elastic-plastic creep FEM analyses were conducted and the effect of stress multiaxiality of welded joint on creep crack growth rate was discussed as compared with that of base metal.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)868-881
    Number of pages14
    JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
    Volume74
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 1

    Keywords

    • C parameter
    • Creep crack growth
    • FEM
    • Load line displacement rate
    • P92 steel
    • Q concept
    • Welded joint

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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