Deterministic formulation of the effect of stress intensity factor on pwscc of ni-base alloys and weld metals

Zhanpeng Lu, Tetsuo Shoji, He Xue, Chaoyang Fu

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Abstract

The fundamental correlations such as crack growth rate (CGR) versus K for primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of nickel-base alloys in simulated pressurized water reactor environments are quantified with the theoretical model based on the combination of crack tip mechanics and oxidation kinetics. Materials reliability program (MRP) proposed a CGR disposition curve in a report MRP 55 for PWSCC of thick-section Alloy 600 materials. This deterministic CGR equation has been adopted by Section XI Nonmandatory Appendix O of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Code for flaw evaluation. MRP also proposed a CGR disposition curve in a report MRP 115 for PWSCC of Alloy 82/182/132 weld metals. Stress intensity factor (K), temperature and thermal activation energy are included in both MRP 55 and MRP 115 reports. Both MRP 55 and MRP 115 are engineering-based. The results of mechanism-based modeling are compared with the screened experimental data for typical PWSCC systems of nickel-base alloys and the consistence is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021402
JournalJournal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Volume135
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • crack growth rate
  • high temperature water
  • nickel base alloys
  • pressurized water reactor
  • stress corrosion cracking
  • theoretical modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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